More cases of Covid-19 and hospital admissions in Forth Valley

There has been a further increase in positive cornavirus testing in Forth Valley.

By Jill Buchanan
Saturday, 23rd May 2020, 5:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd May 2020, 5:05 pm

More people are also being treated in the region’s hospitals.

Latest figures released this afternoon by the Scottish Government show that there 915 people in Forth Valley have tested positive for Covid-19. This is an increase of six overnight.

The number in hospital has increased by two to 16.

Sign up to our daily The Falkirk Herald Today newsletter

There are currently 16 people being treated for coronavirus in Forth Valley hospitals

However, less than five of these are being treated in Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert’s intensive care unit. The government does not reveal the figure if it is less than five.

A total of 99,932 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs to date. Of these, 84,891 were confirmed negative and 15,041 were positive.

The government 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 across the country 3755 tests were carried out by NHS Scotland in hospitals, care homes or the community, making a total of 142,938 COVID-19 tests through NHS labs to date.

In addition, there were 1651 drive through and mobile tests carried out by the Regional Testing Centres in Scotland bringing the total to 49,245 tests to date.