Positive cases in Forth Valley rise as number in hospital falls

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The Scottish Government’s daily figures show a rise of two for a second day

The number of positive cases recorded in Forth Valley has again risen by two in the last 24 hours.

The latest increase shown in the Scottish Government's daily update follows two new cases yesterday after four consecutive days of no change.

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The total number of positive cases to be recorded in the health board area since the outbreak began is now 952.

The number of patients in Forth Valley hospitals has dropped in the last 24 hoursThe number of patients in Forth Valley hospitals has dropped in the last 24 hours
The number of patients in Forth Valley hospitals has dropped in the last 24 hours

Sunday’s rise comes as the number of people being treated for Covid-19 in hospital locally has dropped from seven to five in the last 24 hours.

There are currently less than five people in the intensive care unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, however the Scottish Government will not give an exact number if it is fewer than five.

In the last 24 hours there were 25 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 throughout Scotland.

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The deaths of one person who had tested positive for the virus have been recorded over night.

A total of 137,638 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs to date.

Of these, 121,883 were negative and 15,755 were positive.

However, the government has said this will be an underestimate of the number of cases as not everyone with the virus will display symptoms, and not all those with symptoms will be tested.

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