Steep rise in Forth Valley Covid-19 deaths

The number of people in Forth Valley who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic has risen to 90.

By Jill Buchanan
Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 4:45 pm

Latest figures show that there has been an increase of 31 deaths since last week.

Across Scotland the number of people who have died now stands at 1616.

A third of all those who have died have been residents of care homes.

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The number of people in Forth Valley who have tested positive for coronavirus now stands at 569, a rise of only seven since yesterday and the smallest daily increase since reporting began.

There are still 91 people being treated in hospital for or suspected to have Covid-19 and less than five of those are in intensive care. The Scottish Government does not release the figure if it is below five.