There have been no further cases of Covid-19 infection in Uist or anywhere else on the Islands, NHS Western Isles said tonight (Friday October 16)

NHS Western Isles chief executive Gordon Jamieson, speaking in what has become a daily broadcast on Twitter, said tonight he wanted everyone to do whatever they could to keep to the guidelines to subdue the spread of the virus.

Earlier in the week he asked for everyone to download the Protect Scotland app which aims to notify people if they have been in close contact with a positive case.  He reminded users that they must enable the Bluetooth facility on their mobile phones in order for the app to function.

The complete total number of cases on the Islands, according to NHS Western Isles, since the start of the pandemic is 57.  There have now been 49 cases in South Uist, one in North Uist, and seven on Lewis. 

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."