NHS Dumfries & Galloway has reported more than a doubling of covid-19 cases over a week.

There were 107 new cases confirmed in the week ending October 11, compared with 50 the week before.

A spokeswoman said: "The newly confirmed cases have resulted in 309 close contacts being identified and asked to self-isolate.

"A total of 3,463 tests were carried out within the week ending October 11, up from 3,282 the week before.

"The percentage of positive tests has more than doubled, rising from 3.9 per cent the week before to stand at 8.3 per cent."

As at October 12, the seven day rate per 100,000 population was 80.6 the week before, to October 4, it was 37.6.

She added: "Covid-19 is highly transmissible and could be anywhere.

"Anyone could have the virus but not yet be symptomatic, or may experience very mild symptoms of either raised temperature, continuous cough and change to or loss of sense of taste and/or smell.

"It’s vital that everyone follows the guidance which offers the best chance of limiting the spread of what is a highly transmissible and dangerous virus."

For information go to: www.nhsdg.co.uk/testing