Uk news Coronavirus: 290 new cases as First Minister hints at national restrictions MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The number of positive coronavirus cases recorded in the NHS Ayrshire & Arran has risen to 1,506.
Breaking News ! Nicola Sturgeon admits the Scottish Government are considering further restrictions for all or part of the country to help halt the spread Covid-19. The First Minister's warning came earlier today after a further 290 Scottish cases of the disease were confirmed - including 14 in Ayrshire. No new deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours meaning the number of people who have died after testing positive remains at 2,501. But, speaking at Holyrood, Sturgeon said: "We are considering carefully whether any further restrictions will be necessary for all or parts of the country, to help in the suppression of the virus." Read More Related Articles Crosshouse Hospital ward on lockdown after coronavirus outbreak The number of positive coronavirus cases recorded in the NHS Ayrshire & Arran has risen to 1,506 from 1,492. There are fewer than five patients, within the health board's region, in intensive care with confirmed COVID-19. Meanwhile, the number of people in hospital with confirmed coronavirus at midnight also stands at fewer than five. Across Scotland, a total of 23,573 positive tests have been recorded since the end of February from 707,682 tests carried out. Symptoms of coronavirus.
.. The symptoms of coronavirus are: a cough a high temperature shortness of breath a loss of taste and smell But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus... wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds always wash your hands when you get home or into work use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
If you think you may have the coronavirus, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
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