Covid-19 deaths more than double in Forth Valley

The number of people in Forth Valley who have died from Covid-19 has more than doubled in the past week to 59.

By Kirsty Paterson
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 4:43 pm

The figure is revealed in statistics from the National Records of Scotland in its weekly report.

Last week, it gave the first breakdown of figures by Scottish health board area and revealed that 27 people had died in Forth Valley.

The NRS numbers differ from the figures released daily by the Scottish Government because they include probable cases of Covid-19.

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The latest Scottish figures show a slight decrease in the number of people in intensive care in Forth Valley, with 96 people in hospital and 7 in intensive care.

Confirmed cases in Forth Valley are now 367 although it is recognised this refers only to people who have been tested, not to the many people who have symptoms and are self-isolating at home.

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) also reveal that 962 deaths have now been registered in Scotland which mention Covid-19 on the death certificate.

The majority of these deaths occurred in hospital.

However, 25 per cent were in care homes and 13 per cent in other settings.