More people in Forth Valley have coronavirus

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in Forth Valley continues to rise.

By Jill Buchanan
Thursday, 14th May 2020, 4:45 pm

The latest figures released by the Scottish Government show there have been 863 people with Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

This is a increase of four since yesterday, and a rise of 45 in the past week.

There are currently 22 people being treated in the region’s hospitals who tested positive.

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Over 4000 tests were carried out in Scotland yesterday

The downturn in figures for inpatients may be due to only confirmed cases being reported and not as previously when those suspected of having coronavirus were included in the daily tally.

There are less than five people in intensive care.

Across the country, last night there were 1100 people with Covid-19 in hospital.

In Forth Valley there have been 187 deaths linked to coronavirus and 103 of these have been in the Falkirk Council area.

A total of 80,275 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs to date. Of these, 66,158 were confirmed negative and 14,117 were positive.

Yesterday there were 4009 tests carried out by NHS Scotland in hospitals, care homes or the community, making a total of 111,261 Covid-19 tests through NHS labs to date.

In addition, there were 1820 drive through and mobile tests carried out by the Regional Testing Centres in Scotland bringing the total to 32,528 tests to date.