Seven new positive Covid-19 cases recorded in Forth Valley in the past week

Seven new positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Forth Valley in the last week.

By Fiona Dobie
Thursday, 13th August 2020, 3:21 pm
There was one further coronavirus related death in a care home in Falkirk district
There was one further coronavirus related death in a care home in Falkirk district

Thursday’s daily figures from the Scottish Government show the total number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in the health board region since the outbreak began is now 1107 – that’s an increase of one in the last 24 hours.

And it’s a rise of seven in the last seven days.

Across Scotland there were 47 new positive cases of Covid-19 recorded over night.

The news follows the publication of data by the National Records of Scotland on Wednesday which showed there had been one further death in the Falkirk Council area which was Covid-19 related between August 3 and 9.

The total number of deaths in Falkirk since the outbreak began, where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, now sits at 139.

The latest death was in a care home.

There have now been 69 deaths in care homes, 55 in hospitals and 15 at home throughout Falkirk.

The wider Forth Valley health board region has seen 242 coronavirus related deaths since March – 123 in care homes, 95 in hospital and 24 at home.

According to the statistics published by NRS this week, up until August 9 there had been 4213 deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Five deaths were registered mentioning Covid-19 on the certificate between August 3 and 9 – the lowest weekly total for deaths involving coronavirus since the first death was recorded in early March.

Since the outbreak began, a total of 411,703 people in Scotland have been tested for the virus.

Of these, 392,530 were confirmed negative and 19,173 were positive.

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