THE officially confirmed number of coronavirus cases on the Western Isles is still 7, says the Scottish Government, today, Tuesday, July 6.

Nationally there were:

  • 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • 1 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive

The new figures - which include regional breakdowns across the country – continue to show Orkney with 9 cases, while Shetland is shown as 54..  Highland Region is still on 376.

So far, there have been 1589 coronavirus tests reported as conducted in the Western Isles. [06.07.2020] 

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A total of 281,741 Scottish tests have been concluded so far.  Of these:

  • 18,302 tests have been positive. That's up 2 from yesterday, a rise of less than 0.1%.
  • 10,752 of the cases were in the Greater Glasgow, Clyde, Lanarkshire and Lothian areas. That's up 1 from yesterday, a rise of less than 0.1%.

On July 5 there were 2884 tests carried out by NHS Scotland in hospitals, care homes or in the community, making a total of 296,222 COVID-19 tests through NHS labs to date.

1158 drive-through and mobile tests were carried out by the Regional Testing Centres in Scotland bringing the total to 98,818.

A total of 2489 patients in Scotland who tested positive for coronavirus are now reported to have died. That's an increase of 1.

There were 376 people in Scottish hospitals last night with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (including 6 in intensive care). 

  1. There is a display of figures for the spread of the disease at
  2. There are also analytical graphs and information from across the world at


In terms of incidence of positive cases per 10,000 population, the comparative figures - all rounded slightly - are:

  • Scotland: 32.9/10,000
  • Shetland Isles: 23.4/10,000
  • Highland: 15.8/10,000
  • Orkney Isles: 4.0/10,000
  • Outer Hebrides: 2.6/10,000

(This figures were calculated by to give readers a sense of regional variations.  They were last revised on Saturday June 20).