THE Scottish Government have confirmed the number of cases of coronavirus in Forth Valley has risen to 15.

A total of 6,091 tests have been completed, with 227 cases confirmed across Scotland.

Of the tests completed, 5,864 have been confirmed negative.

Another death has been confirmed as a result of the virus, taking the total to three.

The announcement follows a press conference in which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed all schools and nurseries would close at the end of the week.