NHS Western Isles can confirm that an eighth Western Isles resident has tested positive for COVID-19.

The test was outwith NHS testing arrangements and the result was confirmed to NHS Western Isles this afternoon (Tuesday June 23).

The individual, from Lewis, is currently self isolating.

NHS Western Isles can confirm that all the appropriate steps in terms of the Test and Protect guidance have been taken.

So far, there have been 1413 coronavirus tests reported as conducted in the Western Isles. [23.06.2020] 

For regular updates see https://www.coronavirus.wi.nhs.scot/?page_id=1884

A total of 235,359 Scottish tests have been concluded so far.  Of these:

  • 182 tests were positive. That's up 12 from yesterday, a rise of less than 0.1%.
  • In all, 10694 of the cases were in the Greater Glasgow, Clyde, Lanarkshire and Lothian areas. That's 6 more cases, a rise of less than 0.1%

On June 21 there were 2962 tests carried out by NHS Scotland in hospitals, care homes or in the community, making a total of 248,756 COVID-19 tests through NHS labs to date.

1213 drive-through and mobile tests were carried out by the Regional Testing Centres in Scotland bringing the total to 85,030.

A total of 2476 patients in Scotland who tested positive for coronavirus are now reported to have died.  That is an increase of 4.

There were 512 people in Scottish hospitals last night with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (including 21 in intensive care). 

  1. There is a display of figures for the spread of the disease at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-tests-and-cases-in-scotland/
  2. There are also analytical graphs and information from across the world at https://www.travellingtabby.com/scotland-coronavirus-tracker/