The region has recorded its sixth consecutive week without a fatality from Covid-19.
So far this year there have been 1034 deaths locally, of which 47 were due to, or suspected to be from the virus. And of those, 37 occurred in hospital, nine in care homes and one in another institution.
Meanwhile, NHS Dumfries and Galloway have responded to a reported increase in Covid-19 cases last week. Health officials recognised there was a rise of ten new positive cases in the region reported by the Scottish Government last Thursday, which sparked concern among the public of a possible spike or new outbreak. However, an NHS spokeswoman said: “This is due to an historical issue with lab reporting which dates back to April. “This does not represent ten new positive cases in that 24 hours.”
The total number of positive Covid-19 test cases within Dumfries and Galloway is now 274 and the total number of hospital inpatients with the virus who have since recovered is 97.