Coronavirus (COVID -19)
The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland has confirmed a further three people in Scotland, including an individual from the Forth Valley area, has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Scotland to six.
NHS Forth Valley’s health protection team have already identified all those who have been in close contact with the Forth Valley confirmed case (close contact involves either face-to-face contact or spending more than 15 minutes within two metres of an infected person). If you have not been contacted directly then you are not at any potential risk. For patient confidentiality reasons no further information will be released that could identify the patient.
All three new cases in Scotland are contacts of known cases and are currently well and receiving appropriate clinical care. NHS Forth Valley, along with all other Health Boards across Scotland, has well-rehearsed plans and procedures in place across to deal with coronavirus (COVID -19). This includes tracing of anyone who has been in close contact with a positive cases and management of any potential cases in a way that protects the public and NHS staff.
Up-to-date information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on NHS Inform https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus and if you have any questions or concerns you can contact the NHS 24 helpline on 0800 028 2816 for advice.
You can read the Scottish Government media release here