NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Fewer than five new COVID cases in week

FEWER than five new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Dumfries and Galloway in the seven days up to April 11 2021. 

This was the second week in a row that new cases had numbered under five, but those cases that were discovered resulted in five close contacts being identified and advised to self-isolate. 

A total of 2980 PCR COVID-19 tests were carried out, down slightly from 3213 the week before. 

The nationally calculated 7 day positivity rate for Dumfries and Galloway was estimated to be around 1.3 on 9 April, whereas in the week ending April 2 2021 it was 0.1. 

As at April 9, the overall 7 day positivity rate is 0.2 per cent, up from 0.1 per cent in the week ending 2 April. 

There is evidence that people identified as close contacts of cases are developing COVID-19. 

Social interactions have been the main route where transmission has been identified.