Positive Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Forth Valley

The number of people in Forth Valley testing positive for coronavirus is showing no let up.

By Jill Buchanan
Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 4:45 pm

Figures announced by the Scottish Government this afternoon reveal there has been 604 people who have tested positive, an increase of 35 in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 85 patients being treated in hospital within the region and five of those are in intensive care.

Yesterday, it was revealed that there had been 90 deaths attributed to Covid-19 in Forth Valley.

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Coronavirus figures are revealed daily by the Scottish Government

In Scotland there have been 1120 deaths related to coronavirus.

A total of 44,799 people in Scotland have been tested. Of these 35,390 were confirmed negative and 9409 were positive,

Currently across the country 7347 or 4.4 per cent of the NHS workforce are absent in relation to Covid-19.