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Across Scotland the number of people being treated in Intensive Care Units for Covid-19 is continuing to climb to around three times the level of a month ago.

Meanwhile, the latest update from NHS Western Isles Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson last night (Monday September 13) disclosed there were 7 new cases: 3 on South Uist and 1 on North Uist (all linked to existing cases) and 3 on Lewis (1 linked to an existing positive and 2 new cases).

He warned that "the testing system is currently very busy and we appreciate your patience. We do still aim to get all test results back within 24-48 hours."  And results are very often delivered far more quickly than that.

And more confirmed cases of Covid have been reported in Shetland, bringing the total during the past week to 61. A further 8 were reported yesterday (Monday), following 6 at the weekend.

Scottish Summary: 13 September 2021

  • 4,241* new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 40,749* new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
  • 11.3*% of these were positive
  • 0 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
  • 1,048 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 90 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,142,783 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination
  • 3,785,214 have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination

*Please note that due to IT issues, the figures reported today by NHS Scotland are likely to be an underestimate of the total tests and cases. All affected data will be included in today’s reports.