Uk news Coronavirus Scotland: 'Capacity issue' delays 64,000 test results across the UK MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Scottish Government says they're urgently trying to establish what is causing the delay.
Breaking News ! The Scottish Government says a processing delay has meant today's coronavirus data is not representative of the total number of daily tests and cases. Officials cite a capacity issue with the UK Government Lighthouse Network with 64,000 tests to be rerouted this weekend. As a result, Scotland's daily numbers are much lower than anticipated. A statement from the Scottish Government reads: "We were notified late last week of a testing capacity issue with the UK Government Lighthouse facility in Glasgow. Read More Related Articles Kilmarnock coffee shop to close immediately after being told it's 'NOT a cafe' "This has meant around 64,000 tests from across the UK, including Scotland, will be rerouted this weekend (Fri-Sun) to other testing sites in the UK and Northern Ireland, including tests from our physical testing sites, for example Regional Tests sites. "It is important to note that the majority of these tests are still well within the 24 and 48 hour timeframe for results albeit we do expect to see an increase in the level of positives on Monday and Tuesday when the results are reported. Read More Related Articles Kilmarnock neighbours win £240,000 prize in the Postcode Lottery "The Scottish Government is urgently trying to establish with the UK Government what exactly is causing the delay in testing but this is mainly due to demand from out with Scotland. "We continue to reroute routine testing of care home staff through NHS Scotland testing facilities to ensure prompt turnaround times." A total of 316 new coronavirus cases have been reported across Scotland in the past 24 hours. This brings the country's total to 46,715. Read More Related Articles Kilmarnock kids self-isolating after nursery worker tests positive for COVID-19 No new deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. A total of 703 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19 and 62 in ICU.
. A total of 53 people were in NHS Ayrshire & Arran hospitals yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19; with seven in intensive care.
Ayrshire COVID-19 daily summary 0 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive 38 new cases in the past 24 hours 53 people in NHS Ayrshire & Arran hospitals 7 patients in ICU 2,926 cumulative cases overall in the region 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
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