Latest Stats & Figures For Coronavirus In Scotland (12 March 2020)

Latest info and stats from https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/12 of March 2020.

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 2,892 Scottish tests have concluded. Of these:

  • 2,832 tests were confirmed negative
  • 60 tests were positive
Health board Positive cases
Ayrshire and Arran 4
Borders 2
Fife 3
Forth Valley 6
Grampian 7
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 10
Lanarkshire 7
Lothian 11
Shetland 6
Tayside 4

Last updated: 2pm on 12 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.

Scottish Government Approach

The scottish Government approach is guided by the Chief Medical Officer, and they continue to monitor the situation closely and to work with the WHO and international community.

We are working with the Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive, and the UK Government to respond to the ongoing outbreak.

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