Covid free week for Argyll

The Coronavirus bug

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Argyll and Bute has gone a week without a single positive case of Covid-19, figures have revealed.

The data made available by Public Health Scotland has also shown that only one case has been registered during the entire month of May.

A map of Scotland giving figures for each council area shows Argyll and Bute as one of only four which had recorded no cases in the seven days up to Sunday May 9.

The other three are all entirely island areas – the Western Islands, Orkney and Shetland.

Other figures made available by the public health body also show that more than 70 per cent of residents in the area have now had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while more than 45 per cent have had two doses.

Virtually all residents aged over 60 have been vaccinated at least once, while more than 90 per cent of those aged 50-59 have also had at least one vaccine.

More than 90 per cent of people aged over 70 have also had a second vaccination, while the number of people aged 40-49 who have had a first dose is closing in on 50 per cent.

No deaths linked to Covid-19 have occurred in Argyll and Bute since Saturday, February 20, according to separate figures published by the National Records of Scotland.

Members of  Oban Lorn & the Isles Community Planning Group were told in a report that infection rates in Argyll and Bute have remained consistently low over the last few months.

The total number of deaths reported in Argyll and Bute within 28 days of a positive Covid diagnosis is currently 71.