Midlothian coronavirus cases continue to fall

The number of recorded positive coronavirus test results in Midlothian continues to fall, with a significant drop in the latest available seven day average figure.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:24 pm
Stock photo by John Devlin.

The Public Health Scotland figures show that for the latest seven day average, April 5-11, there were just eight positive test results in the county, giving a rate per 100,000 population of 8.7. This is some way below the national average for the last week of 34.0 per 100,000.

For the same week-long period, the test positivity rate in Midlothian was 0.5 per cent, while the national average was 1.7 per cent.

The latest seven day positive test figure for Midlothian dropped considerably from the previous week, March 29 – April 4, when there were 46 reported positive cases.

In the two weeks before that the number of cases in the county had been slowly falling, with 49 cases for March 22-28 and 54 during March 15-21.