THE Borders no longer has one of the top five coronavirus infection rates in Scotland, according to the latest statistics.

Previously, figures showed the Borders had the second-highest rate per 100,000 for the period between December 28 and January 3 (the Borders' rate was then 439.8).

But the most recent Public Health Scotland data, published today (Monday, January 11), shows that the Borders now has the sixth-highest rate in the country, based on the period between January 1-8.

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In those seven days, the Borders' rate was 311.7 per 100,000 – the Scottish average was 298.6.

The five health boards with the highest case rates are NHS Dumfries and Galloway (447.4), NHS Lanarkshire (383.6), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (377.2), NHS Ayrshire and Arran (329.2), and NHS Tayside (314.3).

The lowest rate is from NHS Western Isles (18.7). On the mainland, the lowest rate is in the Highlands (186.8).