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THE officially confirmed number of coronavirus cases on the Western Isles is now 9, says the Scottish Government, today, Friday, September 4.

The last previous official new case was in early June. 

Nationally there were:

  • 159 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is 1.6% of newly-tested individuals.
  • 0 new reported deaths of someone who has tested positive. 
  • Highland Region has had 445 cases, a rise of 13 from yesterday, following a rise of 11 the day before.
  • Orkney has had 17 cases. Shetland has had 56 cases.

So far, there have been 2440 (last updated 04.09.20) coronavirus tests reported as conducted in the Western Isles.

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A total of 612,990 Scottish tests have been concluded so far.  Of these:

  • 21,048 tests were positive, an increase of  159, or 0.8%.
  • 12,167 of the cases were in the Greater Glasgow, Clyde, Lanarkshire and Lothian areas, an increase of 106 or 0.9%

A total of 2496 patients in Scotland who tested positive for coronavirus are now reported to have died.

In total, 4228 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

There were 258 people in Scottish hospitals last night with confirmed COVID-19 (including 4 in intensive care).

School education

On Wednesday 2 September 2020, provisional figures show that:

  • there were 14,228 pupils absent either for all or part of the school day because of COVID-19 related reasons.
  • the overall attendance rate at local authority primary, secondary and special schools was 88.7%
  • % of school openings where pupils were not in school for COVID-19 related reasons was 2.0%, and for non COVID -19 related reasons was 9.3%.


In terms of incidence of positive cases per 10,000 population, the comparative figures - all rounded slightly - are:

  • Scotland: 36.7/10,000
  • Shetland Isles: 24.3/10,000
  • Highland: 17.2/10,000
  • Orkney Isles: 7.2/10,000
  • Outer Hebrides: 2.5/10,000

(This figures are calculated by to give readers a sense of regional variations.  They were last revised on Saturday August 29).