NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Coronavirus deaths in Dumfries and Galloway

A message from NHS Dumfries and Galloway Chief Executive Jeff Ace:

“At the start of this week NHS Dumfries and Galloway very regrettably confirmed the first deaths within the region resulting from the coronavirus COVID-19.

“Due to the small number of deaths, and the resulting potential for those people and their families to be identified, we did not disclose numbers at that time. However, we did say that we expected the number to increase significantly over coming days, and that has been the case.

“NHS Dumfries and Galloway are now able to advise that as at 12 noon on April 2 2020 there have been 10 deaths in the region in which coronavirus was either the primary cause of death or a factor potentially contributing to death.

“Our thoughts are very much with those people’s family and friends at this time.

“We are also very thoughtful of people who are currently receiving treatment, or self-isolating with milder symptoms.

“Dumfries and Galloway is not immune to the dangers posed by COVID-19. 

“Although the vast majority of people who contract this coronavirus will experience mild symptoms, as we know from elsewhere in the world those most vulnerable are older adults and people with underlying health conditions.

“This is why is it is so important for everyone to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and why we would like to express gratitude for all the continuing efforts to help us do everything possible to limit the impact of this virus within Dumfries and Galloway.

“An update on the number of deaths in Dumfries and Galloway resulting from COVID-19 will be made to the coronavirus section of the website www.nhsdg.co.uk on a weekly basis, while not disclosing any details on individual patients.”

NOTE:

These are local figures and may be subject to change or revision following validated death certification by National Records Scotland

3 thoughts on “Coronavirus deaths in Dumfries and Galloway”

  1. Excellent web site most reassuring for those in isolation and living on their own.
    Under present situation grateful thanks for all you and your staff are doing for the community of Dumfries and Galloway.
    Keep well love to all.x

  2. keith charnley

    I have one question after spending a lot of time going through various web sites I can’t find a NHS website that tells me where the Corona Virus is in Dumfries and Galloway by Post Code. Can you point me in the direction, if I cant find it a lot of people will be in same boat not be able too. So if it is available may be it could be made more accessible. Knowing where the virus is gives the option to stay away!
    Keep Safe Keep well ATB Keith Charnley

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