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MORE people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Dumfries and Galloway with the current figure now at 18.

The daily update from the Scottish Government has also revealed that across the country there have been 499 positive cases and 14 patients have now died in Scotland.

Meanwhile, Dumfries and Galloway Council chief executive Gavin Stevenson said Scotland is three weeks off serious numbers of the virus. He told councillors: “We will get to the top in 12 weeks. During that period people will die, that’s the stark message.”

Mr Stevenson said the old DGRI at Mountainhall and cottage hospitals across the area will be used once the main hospitals in Dumfries and Stranraer are full.

And he likened the outbreak to a ‘marathon’, saying: “We need to put arrangements in place that can stand the marathon being six months.”

Full story in this week’s papers.

 

 

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