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

This leaves the total of cases from the outbreak in Eriskay, South Uist and Benbecula at 50.

NHS Western Isles chief executive Gordon Jamieson, in his daily, late-evening, broadcast on Twitter, said again that he wanted everyone to continue to do whatever they could to keep to the guidelines to subdue the spread of the virus.

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 of 62 but NHS Western Isles has retested several people and found they were negative for the virus when a more relaible test was used. 

In Scotland as a whole, the number of new cases fell to 993.  This compares to figures like 1167 on Saturday and 1351 on Wednesday last week.

The chart below shows the top of the list of local health authority areas which is displayed in the image above.