Further Covid-19 deaths in Falkirk district

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on people across Falkirk district.

By Jill Buchanan
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 5:06 pm

Latest figures reveal there have been more deaths, more positive cases and more people admitted to hospital.

The district’s death toll from coronavirus now stands at 123 with a further four people dying in the past seven days, according to latest statistics from the National Records for Scotland.

Two were in care homes and two were in hospital.

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There have now been 61 care home deaths in the Falkirk area, 49 in hospital and 13 which took place at home.

There have been no deaths in the past week in the Stirling or Clackmannanshire Council areas.

The total number of deaths in Forth Valley now stands at 219.

Of these, 113 were in care homes, 84 in hospital and 22 at home.

Across Scotland more people have now died in care homes – 1818 – than in hospital – 1815.

There have been a further 69 deaths this week in Scotland.

Latest figures from the Scottish Government show that 942 people in Forth Valley have tested positive for Covid-19 since monitoring began.

This is an increase of seven overnight and a rise of 23 in the past week.

There are currently 12 people being treated in hospital, an increase of three in the last 24 hours.

Fewer than five of these are being treated in the intensive care unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert – the government does not release the exact figure if it is below five.

A total of 118,573 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs to date. Of these, 103,069 were confirmed negative and 15,504 were positive.

However, 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.

Of those who tested positive in Scotland and were treated in hospital, 3743 have now been discharged since March 5.