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Death toll up to 17

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By Fiona Reid
Death toll up to 17

THE death toll in Dumfries and Galloway from coronavirus now stands at 17.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway released the weekly mortality figures earlier today, which revealed there had been seven more deaths from covid-19 in the last week.

A statement alongside the statistics read: “As at 12 noon on April 8 2020, there have been 17 deaths in the region in which coronavirus was either the primary cause of death or a factor potentially contributing to death.”

A spokesman confirmed the figure includes deaths in the hospital and in the community.

Meanwhile, it has also emerged that there are currently 44 people in hospital locally with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus and six in intensive care.

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