The primary main Covid-19 outbreak within the Western Isles has been declared formally over by well being chiefs.
Greater than 50 folks had been contaminated, one individual died and greater than 280 had been requested to self-isolate because the virus affected Uist.
Faculties had been closed briefly because the virus affected folks residing in South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula.
Through the outbreak, one demise was reported in a care residence in Daliburgh, with bosses on the Sacred Coronary heart Care House persevering with with their restrictions on admissions, discharges and visiting for one more 14 days.
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It has now been greater than two weeks because the final constructive case was recognized, and NHS Western Isles say the outbreak has come to an finish.
“This has been the primary main outbreak within the Western Isles with greater than 50 folks contaminated and greater than 280 folks requested to self-isolate as contacts,” a spokesman for the well being board mentioned. “Regrettably, there was one demise within the care residence throughout this time.
“The care residence will proceed with its restrictions on admissions, discharges and visiting for an extra two weeks.
“Though most individuals who contracted the an infection weren’t particularly unwell and had been capable of get well in their very own houses, some required medical help or hospitalisation, so we’re very conscious that this virus isn’t solely very infectious but additionally may cause important issues to some folks.
“There are additionally the extra long-term unknown dangers related to ‘lengthy COVID’.”
Well being board chiefs have urged folks throughout the Western Isles to proceed to watch the Covid-19 restrictions in place.