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As the Islands prepare for an expected summer flood of visitors, the latest update from NHS Western Isles Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson confirms that the Islands have now gone more than seven weeks without a single case of Covid-19…a welcome change from the soaring case numbers in February and early March.

NHSWI have vaccination clinic availability this evening (Tuesday May 11)  in Stornoway and a couple of spaces have also become available in today's  Harris evening clinic as well.

All other clinics this week also have availability.  To book an appointment call 0808 196 8383 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scottish summary

  • 168 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 11,516 new tests for COVID-19 reported results
  • 1.6% of these were positive
  • 0 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
  • 72 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 6 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 2,909,156 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination
  • 1,485,296 have received their second dose of a Covid vaccination

Elsewhere, no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Orkney or Shetland, according to Scottish Government figures. Yesterday was the 17th day since the last Orkney resident tested positive for the virus.  A total of 72 cases have been attributed to Orkney since the pandemic began, the smallest number and proportion of population of any health authority in Scotland.