26 Official Cases Of Covid-19 In Dumfries & Galloway

The Official number of people that have tested positive for COVID-19 in Dumfries and Galloway has increased to 26 today, March the 24th 2020. There are now 584 positive cases across the whole of Scotland with 16 people now dead.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in December 2019.

The first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland was confirmed in March 2020.

Scottish test numbers: 24 March 2020

A total of 9968 Scottish tests have concluded. Of these:

  • 9384 tests were confirmed negative
  • 584 tests were positive
  • 16 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died
Health board Positive cases
Ayrshire and Arran 41
Borders 12
Dumfries and Galloway 26
Fife 25
Forth Valley 43
Grampian 24
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 183
Highland 13
Lanarkshire 75
Lothian 70
Shetland 24
Tayside 48

Last updated on 24 March 2020. The latest numbers will publish at 2pm each day.

The Department of Health and Social Care publishes UK figures on behalf of all UK Chief Medical Officers. Test results from Scotland are included in the overall UK figure.

Coronavirus symptoms and health advice

Common symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • high temperature or fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

Public health advice can be found at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) on NHS Inform.

A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

Overseas visitors to Scotland, regardless of their residency status, are exempt from NHS charges for both the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • healthcare for overseas visitors
  • healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers

Information for professionals and organisations

The latest information and advice for professionals and organisations is on the Health Protection Scotland website.

Travel advice

Read the gov.uk guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Travel advice and country specific information can be found at: FitForTravel.

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