First Official Case Of Coronavirus Detected In Dumfries & Galloway

The latest Official Government stats on the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak issued today March 16th at 2.00pm have shown the first confirmed case in Dumfries and Galloway.

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

A total of 4,895 Scottish tests have concluded. Of these:

  • 4,724 tests were confirmed negative
  • 171 tests were positive

Sadly, one patient in Scotland who tested positive for Coronavirus has died.

Health board Positive cases
Ayrshire and Arran 7
Borders 7
Dumfries and Galloway 1
Fife 7
Forth Valley 10
Grampian 12
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 44
Highland 2
Lanarkshire 20
Lothian 29
Shetland 15
Tayside 17

Last updated: 2pm on 16 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

Travel advice

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

Information for professionals and organisations

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

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