THE officially confirmed number of coronavirus cases on the Western Isles remains at six, the Scottish Government said today, Thursday May 26.

So far, there have been 544 coronavirus tests reported as conducted in the Western Isles. [28.05.2020]  For regular updates see

The number of cases officially reported in the Outer Hebrides has remained static for 6 weeks. There are still 54 cases shown for Shetland and 7 cases in Orkney.  These numbers have both been static for 3+ weeks.

Across the Minch, the total number of positive cases reported from across Highland Region remained at 337 overnight.  There were still 9 people in hospital in Highland with the condition.

A total of 109,031 Scottish tests have been concluded so far.

Of these:

  • 15,288 tests were positive. That's up 44 from yesterday, a rise of 0.3%.
  • In all, 8593 of the cases were in the Greater Glasgow, Clyde, Lanarkshire and Lothian areas. That's up 35 from yesterday, a rise of 0.4%.

On 25 May there were 3570 tests carried out by NHS Scotland in hospitals, care homes or in the community, making a total of 159,527 COVID-19 tests through NHS labs to date.

In addition, there were 1445 drive-through and mobile tests carried out by the Regional Testing Centres in Scotland bringing the total to 56,132 tests to date.

The latest national coronavirus figures were confirmed at 2pm today.

A total of 2316 patients in Scotland who tested positive for coronavirus are now reported to have died.   That is 12 more than the previous day.

There were 797 people in Scottish hospitals with confirmed COVID-19 (including 26 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 cases per 10,000 population, the comparative figures - all rounded slightly - are:

  • Scotland: 27.3/10,000
  • Shetland Isles: 23.5/10,000
  • Highland: 14.2/10,000
  • Orkney Isles: 3.2/10,000
  • Outer Hebrides: 2.2/10,000

(This figures were calculated by to give readers a sense of regional variations.  They were last revised on Saturday May 23)