Official Cases Of Covid-19 Reach Double Figures In Dumfries & Galloway

The Number of official cases of Coronavirus in Dumfries and Galloway has now increased to 10, with 322 cases in total in the whole of Scotland.

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: 20 March 2020

A total of 7550 Scottish tests have concluded. Of these:

  • 7228 tests were confirmed negative
  • 322 tests were positive
  • 6 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died
Health board Positive cases
Ayrshire and Arran 16
Borders 9
Dumfries and Galloway 10
Fife 12
Forth Valley 23
Grampian 19
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 91
Highland 6
Lanarkshire 41
Lothian 40
Shetland 24
Tayside 31

*Please note some cases from Grampian have been reassigned to Shetland as more information on cases became available.

Last updated on 20 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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