By Democrat reporter
A further three people have tested positive for COVID-19, the local Health Board said this evening.
Their Incident Management Team met on a cluster of cases in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and confirmed the outbreak.
All three of these individuals are amongst known contacts of the earlier cases, and are already self-isolating.
This now takes the total to 11 and the IMT is contacting anyone who may be affected, but all of the premises where the virus is said to have clustered will be continuing to operate as notrmal.
The cases are being linked to people who were in the Queen of the Loch public house in Balloch; and are linked to it by Marston’s Inn, Lomond Woods Holiday Park and Sweeney’s Cruises at Balloch Bridge.
The cases are linked to the M&D Green pharmacy in John Wood Street, Port Glasgow and Amazon in Gourock. Some of the cases visited the following locations during the period in which they may have been infectious to others:.
These include The Botany on Maryhill Road in Glasgow City, and The Queen of the Loch by Marston’s Inn, Lomond Woods Holiday Park and Sweeney’s Cruises in West Dunbartonshire.
Health and local environmental health staff are working closely with the all the businesses to trace any close contacts of the cases, and appropriate advice is being given to these individuals including on self-isolation.
All the businesses continue to operate including the pharmacy and are following the guidance on social distancing and other precautions to keep their customers and staff safe.
None of the cases or their contacts who are linked to the pharmacy are currently working there, and infection control measures in the pharmacy have been carefully reviewed. Anyone using the pharmacy or getting their medication from the pharmacy can be reassured that it is safe.
Dr Daniel Carter, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Chair of the IMT, said: “All those who have tested positive for COVID-19 are self-isolating and we are working with a number of businesses including a local pharmacy to trace any close contacts.”