Official Cases Of Covid-19 Increase To 13 In Dumfries & Galloway

The Latest set of Government figures for Coronavirus in Scotland (Saturday 21st March 2020) show an increase in the number of official cases in Dumfries and Galloway to 13. There are now 373 positive cases in the whole of Scotland, with a total of 7 deaths.

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: 21 March 2020

A total of 8259 Scottish tests have concluded. Of these:

  • 7886 tests were confirmed negative
  • 373 tests were positive
  • 7 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died
Health board Positive cases
Ayrshire and Arran 21
Borders 10
Dumfries and Galloway 13
Fife 13
Forth Valley 27
Grampian 20
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 110
Highland 8
Lanarkshire 49
Lothian 44
Shetland 24
Tayside 34

Last updated on 21 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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