COVID: 19 people linked to Fife primary test positive, 13 schools & nurseries hit
Nineteen people connected with a Fife primary school have tested positive for COVID, NHS Fife has confirmed.
The cluster was associated with Kirkcaldy West Primary School - one of 13 schools and nurseries across the region with contact to five or more positive cases.
The data was revealed in the health board’s weekly updated for March 15-21.
NHS Fife’s health protection team is working with Fife Council’s environmental health and education services to reduce the opportunity for further transmission.
Kirkcaldy West was one of 19 schools and nurseries associated to five or more positive cases .
NHS Fife also confirmed instances liked to Dunnikier Primary, Torbain Primary, and Gallatown Nursery all in Kirkcaldy.
The list also included: Aberhill Primary School, Methil; the After School Club at Crossgates Primary School; Hill of Beath Nursery and Hill of Beath Primary School; Kelty Primary School; Lochgelly South Primary School; St Kenneth's Nursery - Ballingry; Sunflower Family Nurture Centre - Lochgelly, and Westfield Family Nurture Centre, Cupar.
NHS Fife publishes weekly information on COVID-19 cases connected to nurseries and schools in Fife.
The updates list where a case has occurred in pupils or staff who are attending the school, and where five or more school contacts have been required to isolate after contact tracing has taken place.
Where fewer than five potential contacts have been identified, these cases will not be included for reasons of pupil/ staff confidentiality.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of how mild, should immediately self-isolate and order a test on the NHS inform website www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.