Fewer Covid-19 patients in Forth Valley hospitals

There has been a drop of almost one third overnight in patients being treated for coronavirus in Forth Valley’s hospitals.

By Jill Buchanan
Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 5:06 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 5:08 pm

Latest figures released by the Scottish Government this afternoon show there are currently 66 inpatients with or suspected to have Covid-19. This is a reduction of 29 in the last 24 hours.

There are also less than five being treated in Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s intensive care unit. The government do not give a figure if it is less than five.

The number of positive tests in the region now stands at 788, a rise of 31 since yesterday. However, NHS Forth Valley has not released figures of how many tests have been carried out to date.

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Coronavirus testing

A spokeswoman did say it had the capacity to carry out 200 tests daily at centres in the grounds of Falkirk Community Hospital, Bowhouse Community Centre in Grangemouth and Stirling Health and Care Village.

A total of 60,295 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these, 48,198 were confirmed negative and 12,097 – around 25 per cent – were positive.

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