Sharp rise in positive coronavirus cases in Forth Valley

The number of people testing positive for coronavirus in Forth Valley has jumped by over 27 per cent in one day.

Latest figures issued this afternoon by Scottish Government show there have now been 131 positive tests in the region.

This is a rise of 28 since yesterday.

Across Scotland there has been 15,895 people tested and the vast majority – 13,902 – have been negative.

Coronavirus

There have been 1993 positive tests and sadly, 60 people who tested positive have died.

The symptoms of coronavirus are: a high temperature or fever; a new, continuous cough; and shortness of breath.

You can protect yourself and others by: staying at home; only going outside for essential food, health and work reasons; staying two metres away from other people; washing your hands regularly; and washing your hands as soon as you get home.