A downward trend in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases across Tayside and Fife appears to be continuing – despite the overall number of local people who have contracted the disease nearing 2,000.
New figures released by the Scottish Government on Tuesday show a total of 1965 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Courier country since the start of the outbreak – a rise of just 23 on Monday’s tally.
The new figures reflect an apparent downward trend in the number of new cases.
A total of 1273 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in Tayside, along with 692 in Fife.
This represents a 1% daily increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Tayside and a 1.6% rise in Fife in the past 24 hours.
Comparatively, in Tayside there was a 0.8% increase from Sunday into Monday and a 1.3% % rise in the kingdom.
Fewer people are also in hospital with confirmed or suspected cases of the disease, with the figures dropping from 95 to 88 overnight. There remains fewer than five people in intensive care battling the disease.
However in Fife, 146 people are in hospitals as a result of the disease. The figure for the number of people in intensive care remains at six.
On Monday 1261 people were confirmed to have the disease in Tayside. In Fife there were a total of 681 cases and 152 people in hospital.
It comes as the number of people who tested positive for the virus in Scotland rose to 10,721.
A total of 1,332 patients have now died in the country after testing positive, up by 70 from Monday.
Earlier today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also revealed that health boards in Scotland will now test everyone aged 70 and over who is admitted to hospital for the disease, regardless of whether they have symptoms.
And new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show 24,243 deaths involving Covid-19 have now been registered across the UK.
Families of frontline NHS and social care staff will also receive £60,000 if their family member dies.
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