Rise in Dumftries and Galloway Covid-19 cases

A total of 23 new Covid-19 cases were identified in Dumfries and Galloway in the seven days up to April 25, having been less than five positive tests in both of the previous two weeks.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 10:58 am
Cases in the region have increased five-fold in the last week. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The number of new close contacts increased from 17 in the previous week to stand at 244.

There were 3324 PCR Covid-19 tests carried out in the week ending April 25, down from 3344.

The nationally calculated seven day positivity rate for Dumfries and Galloway was estimated to be 0.4 per cent on 22 April, up from 0.2 per cent for the week ending April 15.

As at April 22, the overall seven day positivity rate was 10.1 per 100,000. For the week ending April 15 it was 2.7.

Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership is currently managing an outbreak localised in Upper Nithsdale.