THE officially confirmed number of coronavirus cases on the Western Isles is still 7, says the Scottish Government, today, Thursday, August 13

Nationally there were:

  • 65 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • 0 new reported death of someone who has tested positive

The new figures - which include regional breakdowns across the country – continue to show Orkney with 9 cases, while Shetland is still shown as 54.

Highland Region has had 389 cases, showing a further case.

So far, there have been 2021 (last updated 14.08.20).coronavirus tests reported as conducted in the Western Isles.

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A total of 415,868 Scottish tests have been concluded so far.  Of these:

  • 19,238 tests have been positive. That's up 65 from yesterday, a rise of 0.4%.
  • 11,150 of the cases have been in the Greater Glasgow, Clyde, Lanarkshire and Lothian areas. That's up 23 from yesterday, a rise of 0.2%.

A total of 2491 patients in Scotland who tested positive for coronavirus are now reported to have died. That's a zero increase for a further day.

In total, 4,213 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

There were 253 people in Scottish hospitals last night with confirmed COVID-19 (including 3 in intensive care). 

  1. There is a display of figures for the spread of the disease at
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In terms of incidence of positive cases per 10,000 population, the comparative figures - all rounded slightly - are:

  • Scotland: 34.7/10,000
  • Shetland Isles: 23.5/10,000
  • Highland: 16.4/10,000
  • Orkney Isles: 4.1/10,000
  • Outer Hebrides: 2.5/10,000

(This figures were calculated by to give readers a sense of regional variations.  They were last revised on Saturday August 8).