However, in the week up to yesterday there were 536 new cases found locally and there were 22 people in hospital as a result of the virus.
Public health director Valerie White said: “If this downward trend in the number of cases continues, then it’s undoubtedly good news for Dumfries and Galloway.
“We may already be seeing some benefits, as the numbers of people falling seriously ill due to covid and requiring help in hospital has decreased in recent days.
“Meanwhile, our local Test and Protect Team are now handling a more manageable number of cases, as they work to try and prevent onward transmission.”
But she encouraged the public to do what they can to bring rates down further, adding: “Thanks are expressed to everyone for what’s been achieved so far, but we’ve still got a way to go on this, and we’re still likely to continue feeling the resulting pressures of covid for some time to come
“Things are better than they were, but we still need to keep up the good work to keep bringing case numbers down.”