New cases of coronavirus detected in Forth Valley

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Forth Valley now stands at 880.

By Jill Buchanan
Monday, 18th May 2020, 4:45 pm

This is an increase of seven overnight and 41 more people testing positive in the past week.

There are currently 19 patients being treated in Forth Valley hospitals, a figure which has not changed in the last 48 hours.

Fewer than five of these are in Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s intensive care unit in Larbert – the Scottish Government figures do not reveal an actual number if it is below five.

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There are currently 19 patients being treated in Forth Valley hospitals

A total of 88,940 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs to date. Of these, 74,346 were confirmed negative and 14,594 were positive.

Yesterday there were 2317 tests carried out by NHS Scotland in hospitals, care homes or the community, making a total of 124,682 Covid-19 tests through NHS labs to date. In addition, there were 1158 drive through and mobile tests carried out by the Regional Testing Centres in Scotland bringing the total to 39,035 tests to date.

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