Forth Valley positive Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Another four people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Forth Valley.

By Jill Buchanan
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 4:45 pm

After three days with no more cases, there has now been the same number of days with slight increases.

The number of people in Forth Valley who have tested positive for coronavirus since monitoring began now stands at 935.

There are currently nine people receiving treatment in hospital for the virus but of these, less than five are in Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s intensive care unit. The Scottish Goverment does not release the figure if it is below five.

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Coronavirus patients are being treated in Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert

A total of 116,848 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs to date. Of these, 101,377 were confirmed negative and 15,471 were positive.

The government has said this will be an underestimate of the number of cases. Not everyone with the virus will display symptoms and not all those with symptoms will be tested.

Yesterday, 3435 tests carried out by NHS Scotland in hospitals, care homes or the community, making a total of 175,180 COVID-19 tests through NHS labs to date.

in addition, there were 971 drive through and mobile tests carried out by the Regional Testing Centres in Scotland bringing the total to 60,583 tests to date.

Up until May 25 at least 36,208 key workers or symptomatic family members had been tested through NHS laboratories. Of those tested approximately 55 per cent were healthcare workers or their families, 36 per cent were social care staff and family members and 7 per cent were from the rest of the public sector, including the prison service and firefighters.

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