The latest Midlothian Covid-19 figures

The number of Covid cases in Midlothian increased by 66 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 10:16 am
A Coronavirus testing centre stock photo. PA Images.

A total of 6,843 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Midlothian when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on Monday, up from 6,777 last Friday. However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Midlothian.

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The dashboard shows 161 people had died in the area by Monday. It means there have been no deaths in the past week.

The figures also show that four in five people in Midlothian have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. The latest figures show 58,643 people had received both jabs by August 15 (Sunday) – 80 per cent of those aged 18 and over, based on mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

Across Scotland, 78 per cent of people aged 18 and above had received a second dose of the jab.