Coronavirus: Biggest rise in new cases since peak of lockdown

Forth Valley has seen a surge in new coronavirus cases today, with the most amount of positive tests since the pandemic was at its height in April.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 2:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 4:35 pm
The number of people in hospital with the infection continues to rise.

A total of 1918 cases have been detected in Forth Valley since the start of the outbreak, up from 1862 yesterday, according to Scottish Government data.

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IT is the second largest single-day increase since April 19.

The number of people in hospital in the area who have tested positive is 24, up from 19 yesterday.

A total of 862,993 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these people, 41,256 were positive.