There has been yet another case of Covid-19 infection associated with the outbreak in Uist , NHS Western Isles said last night (Saturday October 17)

This brings the total of cases in Eriskay, South Uist and Benbecula to 50.

NHS Western Isles chief executive Gordon Jamieson, in his daily, late-evening, broadcast on Twitter, said again that he wanted everyone to do whatever they could to keep to the guidelines to subdue the spread of the virus.

The complete total number of cases on the Islands, according to NHS Western Isles, since the start of the pandemic is 58.  There have now been 50 cases in South Uist, one in North Uist, and seven on Lewis. Official national figures show a slightly higher total but NHS Western Isles has retested several people and found they were negative for the virus.

A resident in the care home in Daliburgh died three weeks after a positive test for Covid-19, But NHS Western Isles and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar said in a joint statement earlier this week:  "We are sorry to confirm the death in a care home of a resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 approximately three weeks before their death, and send our condolences to their family and loved ones.  Any individual who sadly passes away within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19 infection, will have this confirmed as a COVID-19 death by ​Public Health Scotland, regardless of any other contributory factors."