Almost one-third of adults in Dumfries and Galloway have received both their coronavirus vaccination jabs.

By the end of Tuesday, 87,360 first doses had been administered – more than 70 per cent of the population.

And 37,9580 second does had been provided – 31.4 per cent of adults.

Interim director of public health, Valerie White, said: “Amid current national limitations on vaccine stocks, a great deal of the work that is happening now is focused on delivering second dose vaccinations.

“A second vaccination is very important, as it helps ensure that everyone has the highest and longest-lasting degree of protection against the coronavirus.

“Everyone should take up the opportunity for both vaccinations at the time when they are offered.

“Although a current focus is on second jags, work is gearing up to provide vaccinations to those aged under 50 as more vaccine stocks become available and we work down through the age cohorts.”

Although good progress is being made on vaccinations, everyone is asked to continue following guidelines around social distancing and face coverings even if they have had both jags.

The health board also plans to offer people under 30 the Pfizer vaccine.

Their latest figures show there were less than five new cases of coronavirus in the week leading up to April 11, with five close contacts advised to self isolate.

The seven day positivity rate crept up from 0.1 per 100,000 people to 1.3. The overall positivity rate rose form 0.1 per cent to 0.2.

It took until April 9 for the first new cases to be registered in Dumfries and Galloway this month.

Since then there have been a further four, with no new cases today.

It leaves the overall total at 4,143.