A TOTAL of 34 cases of Covid-19 have now been confirmed on the Rosneath peninsula, NHS Highland has announced.

The vast majority of positive cases remain linked to a private gathering which took place at Cove and Kilcreggan Bowling Club on September 7, according to the health board.

Last week, the initial community cluster had doubled in size to 27, including one confirmed case involving a pupil at Kilcreggan Primary School.

Close contacts of the confirmed cases have been identified and advised to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.

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Dr Tim Allison, NHS Highland’s director of public health, said: “NHS Highland’s health protection team has undertaken further investigations including case follow-up and contact tracing.

"We are also continuing to work closely with Kilcreggan Medical Practice who have been closely involved with the outbreak response.

“Anyone that is unwell, even if only mildly symptomatic, should isolate. You should arrange a test if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been asked to get a test by NHS Highland’s health protection team.

“It is also important that we do not become complacent and that we continue to follow the national guidance to keep you and others safe. This includes physical distancing, wearing a face covering when in enclosed spaces, cleaning your hands and surfaces regularly and immediately self-isolating if you develop symptoms.”

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