There have been no further cases of Covid-19 infection associated with the outbreak in Uist , NHS Western Isles said last night (Sunday October 18) - nor have there have been others on the rest of the Islands. 

This leaves 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. He said the lack of a new case was "very encouraging and it's a good sign."

Yesterday, the Scottish Government said there had been 316 new cases nationally - which compared to figures like 1167 the day before and 1351 on Wednesday. The figures given at the weekend are often lower - but the previous Sunday the figure was 956.

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.