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More COVID deaths recorded in Perth and Kinross but infection rate continues to fall

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Perth and Kinross dropped to its lowest level this year last week.Data from the National Records of Scotland showed 11 people had the coronavirus recorded on their death certificate in the week beginning February 1.It brings the total number of COVID deaths in Perth and Kinross to 220.It was the second week in a row deaths have gone down since the figure peaked at 29 in the week beginning January 18.The infection rate is also continuing to drop across the region.On February 7, the rate was 65.2 per 100,000, according to Public Health Scotland.That compares with 112.5 the week before.There were 99 cases recorded in the first week of February, compared with 171 in the last week of January.And the percentage of positive tests dropped from 5.8.

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