A case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the greater Glasgow area.

Scotland's Chief Medical Officer made the announcement this morning, revealing a further three patients in the country have tested positive for COVID-19.

That brings the total number of cases to six.

The patients are from the Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley and Grampian areas.

All three new cases are contacts of known cases.

Glasgow Times:

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The patients are currently clinically well and are receiving appropriate clinical care. 

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood said: “With all these cases, our thoughts are with those diagnosed and their families.

"Scotland is well equipped to deal with this kind of infection and we are doing everything we can to contain the virus at this stage and minimise the risk to the public."

Work is now underway to find and test those who have been in contact with the confirmed cases.

It comes after an additional two cases were confirmed yesterday - from patients in Ayrshire and Grampian.

Scotland's first confirmed case was revealed on Sunday evening - with the patient being from Tayside.

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Dr Catherine Calderwood added: "Clinicians are now conducting contact tracing, the process of gathering details of the places those who have tested positive visited and the people they have been in contact with.

“Close contact involves either face-to-face contact or spending more than 15 minutes within two metres of an infected person.

"The risk is very low in situations where someone may have passed a patient on the street or in a shop.

“Health protection teams will contact those who are at risk from the current cases – those who are not contacted are not at risk.

“We can all play our part to limit the spread of the virus by washing our hands frequently for 20 seconds as well as always carrying tissues and using them to catch coughs and sneezes, then putting the tissue in a bin, and don’t touch your face.”