Coronavirus in Scotland: NHS confirms first Covid-related death in the Western Isles

The first Covid-19-related death in Western Isles has been reported by the NHS.

Thursday, 15th October 2020, 7:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th October 2020, 7:33 pm

The death of a resident at the Sacred Heart Care Home in Daliburgh follows a coronavirus outbreak in Uist.

In a joint statement, NHS Western Isles and local authority Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar said the resident died about three weeks after testing positive for the virus.

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

Sign up to our public interest bulletins - get the latest news on the Coronavirus

The statement said: “Following the positive test all care was carried out using the appropriate personal protective equipment in order to reduce the risk of transmission of infection to either other residents or staff.

The death at the Sacred Heart Care Home in Daliburgh follows a Covid outbreak in Uist.
The death at the Sacred Heart Care Home in Daliburgh follows a Covid outbreak in Uist.

“Residents are tested routinely for Covid-19 twice a week, and the past three sets of results have shown no positive tests amongst residents."

Coronavirus cases on the Western Isles had risen to more than 50 in recent weeks.

Scotland has recorded 13 deaths of coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours.

This takes the death toll under this measure to 2,585.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive. We are now more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription to support our journalism.

Subscribe to scotsman.com and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app. Visit https://www.u2swisshome.com/subscriptions now to sign up.

By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Joy Yates

Editorial Director

 0 comments

Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.