A total of 11 patients are being treated in the coronavirus wards at the Borders General Hospital (BGH).

An NHS Borders spokeswoman confirmed the figure on Monday, March 23.

But the spokeswoman but would not say how many patients had tested positive for the virus, adding only that the number was below five.

Two areas within the hospital are being used as coronavirus wards - the Margaret Kerr Unit and the former Borders Stroke Unit.

The total number of Borders residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 is 12, according to the latest figures on the Scottish Government website.

The NHS spokeswoman urged people to follow advice on hand-washing, self-isolation and social distancing.