Official Covid-19 Cases Increase To 18 In Dumfries & Galloway

The Official number of Cases of Covid-19 in Dumfries and Galloway on March 23rd 2020 has increased by two (In the last 24hrs) to 18 in total. With 499 positive cases across the whole of Scotland and 14 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: 23 March 2020

A total of 9364 Scottish tests have concluded. Of these:

  • 8865 tests were confirmed negative
  • 499 tests were positive
  • 14 patients who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died
Health board Positive cases
Ayrshire and Arran 34
Borders 12
Dumfries and Galloway 18
Fife 19
Forth Valley 40
Grampian 24
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 152
Highland 12
Lanarkshire 58
Lothian 59
Shetland 24
Tayside 47

Last updated on 23 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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