Forth Valley records 38 new Covid-19 cases in the last week

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded in Forth Valley continues to rise.

By Fiona Dobie
Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 5:06 pm
The number of positive cases locally continues to rise.

Daily figures released by the Scottish Government on Wednesday showed the number of new cases recorded in the health board region in the previous 24 hours was 15.

The total number of cases of coronavirus recorded in Forth Valley since the outbreak began is now 1254.

This follows a rise of nine cases among Tuesday’s figures.

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The government has advised that the numbers recorded since the weekend may be incomplete due to a backlog affecting some test results across the UK network and this may have had some impact on the daily figure.

Across Scotland the number of cases rose by 267 on Wednesday bringing the total since March to 23,283.

Forth Valley had the fifth highest number of cases overnight among the health boards behind Greater Glasgow and Clyde (105); Lothian (45); Lanarkshire (40) and Grampian (16).

In the last seven days there have been 38 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Forth Valley.

During the last week NHS Forth Valley confirmed an individual with links to Carronshore nursery had tested positive.

NHS Fife also reported that seven individuals linked to the driving school at Police Scotland’s training college in Tulliallan, including household contacts, had returned positive results.

All of the individuals involved were experiencing mild symptoms and were self-isolating at home with family members.

The NHS Test and Protect teams were carrying out contact tracing and identifying those people who had been in close contact with the positive cases to offer them support and advice.

The NHS boards said the risk of transmission within the community in these instances remained low.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 such as a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste, is asked to arrange a test using the UK Government Citizens’ Portal or by calling 0800 028 2816.

Across Scotland to date, a total of 700,387 people have been tested and 677,104 of them returned negative results.

There was one death of someone who had been confirmed as having Covid-19 overnight.

Yesterday, the National Records of Scotland reported that, between September 7 and 13, five death certificates in Scotland mentioned Covid-19.

Two occurred in care homes and three in hospital.