With the confirmation – after the appearance of the official figures on Monday March 30 – of a coronavirus case in Orkney, the Outer Hebrides is now the only area in Scotland with no officially confirmed coronavirus cases.

This still has not been reported in the official national figures.

NHSWI chief executive Gordon Jamieson - in a broadcast on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nhswi/status/1244724025873530880?s=21) said preparations on the Islands now include the basing of two military officers at NHSWI headquarters on South Beach.  He emphasised the need to maintain the highest possible vigilance and to maintain the lockdown as tightly as possible.


A total of 60 patients in Scotland who tested positive for Coronavirus have now died, it is stated by the Scottish Government today, Tuesday March 31.

That is 13 more than yesterday.

There are now 135 people in intensive care, a rise of 27 overnight.

The latest coronavirus figures - confirmed at 2pm today Tuesday 30 March - continue to show there are no cases officially detected in the Outer Hebrides.

The total for Highland Region is 51 - seven up on yesterday

There are 29 cases shown for Shetland - an increase of two from the previous day.

A total of 15,895 Scottish tests have been concluded so far. Of these:

  • 1993 tests were positive. That's up 430 from yesterday, a rise of 27.5%.
  • In all, 1050 of the cases were in the Greater Glasgow, Clyde, Lanarkshire and Lothian areas - an increase of 166 since yesterday, up 19.5%

Please note: delays to reporting over the weekend have contributed to the increase in total test figures and deaths confirmed today, the Scottish Government says.