Weekend update brings good news on coronavirus cases in Forth Valley

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The weekend has brought good news on coronavirus testing in Forth Valley.

Figures released by the Scottish Government show that there have been no positive cases reported in the region overnight and in Scotland there was only 21 new Covid-19 cases.

Since monitoring began, 946 people living in Forth Valley have tested positive.

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Patients with coronavirus are being treated in two wards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in LarbertPatients with coronavirus are being treated in two wards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert
Patients with coronavirus are being treated in two wards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert | JPIMedia

Currently 12 of these are being treated in the region’s hospitals with less than five in the intensive care unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. The figure is not released by the government if it is below five.

A total of 124,543 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS labs to date. Of these, 108,940 were confirmed negative and 15,603 were positive.

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