Coronavirus: Borders map shows location of new cases

COLDSTREAM continues to be the area of the Borders with the highest coronavirus case rate.

According to data compiled by Public Health Scotland, between February 17-23, Coldstream and Area – which includes Coldstream, Homebank, Marlfield, and Horndean – recorded a seven-day case rate of 364 per 100,000 population.

In this same period the area reported 10 positive cases of coronavirus.

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A further five areas of the Borders have recorded case rates between 50-99 per 100,000, with Cheviot East, St Boswells and Newtown Area, Berwickshire Central, Earlston, Stow and Clovenfords Area, and Tweeddale West all recording seven-day case rates of 65-86 per 100,000.

And each area had three to four positive coronavirus cases in the same week.

Out of the 30 areas in the Borders, a total of 24 have recorded fewer than three cases of COVID-19 in the seven-day period.

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This measure means these areas’ case rates are ‘suppressed’, in order to maintain patient confidentiality.

The areas with suppressed case rates include: Tweeddale East Area; Selkirk; Peebles South; Peebles North; Melrose and Tweedbank Area; Lauder and Area; Langlee; Kelso South; Kelso North; Jedburgh; Hawick West End; Hawick North; Hawick Central; Galashiels West; Galashiels South; Galashiels North; Eyemouth; Ettrick Yarrow and Lilliesleaf Area; Duns; Denholm and Hermitage; Chirnside and Area; Cheviot West; Burnfoot; and Berwickshire East.

To view the interactive map, click here and select ‘cases by neighbourhood’.

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