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There's another Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Cabarfeidh Hotel in Stornoway today (Friday June 18).  

That was the reminder in the latest update from NHS Western Isles Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson last night.

He explained there had been no new cases of COVID-19 reported yesterday in the Western Isles.

He went on: "We have a vaccination clinic tomorrow in the Cabarfeidh so please attend if you have an appointment.

"If you are unable to make it please contact us to let us know 0808 196 8383.

The chart lists health areas by the numbers of new cases (Orkney was off the bottom of the scale)
Meanwhile the Scottish figures issued yesterday showed:
  • 1,317 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 30,990 new tests for COVID-19 reported result
  • 4.6% of these were positive
  • 4 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 140 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 12 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 3,571,726 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination
  • 2,516,066 hadreceived their second dose of a Covid vaccination

Earlier, Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant called for lessons to be learned as statistics revealed the number of Covid-related deaths in care homes across the Highlands and Islands. (including Moray).  Statistics from the Care Inspectorate have revealed that between 16th of March 2020 and the 21st of March 2021, 104 Covid-related deaths were recorded in care homes across the region.  All 104 Covid-related deaths were recorded in care homes that exist solely for the care of older people.  

Rhoda Grant said:  “What happened in Scotland’s care homes during the pandemic was a tragedy.  Our heroic care home and NHS staff went above and beyond during the pandemic, and our relatively low numbers of deaths compared to other regions is testament to their work.

“However, the 104 Covid-related deaths that occurred in Highlands and Islands care homes were tragic.  But not only must those responsible be held to account, we also need reform of our care system and a National Care Service. That’s why Scottish Labour will continue to fight for the people of the Highlands and Islands and I will continue to call for reform of our care system.”