From the Ayrshire Live Facebook page Sincere condolences from The Ayrshire Golf Association executive members is extended to the bereaved family and all the members and staff at West Kilbride Golf Club affected by this sad news. The first Ayrshire patient who tested positive for coronavirus has died. Members of West Kilbride Golf Club received notification that one of their members passed away on Tuesday morning. A message from the club to its members said: “We understand [he] had underlying health issues but the information we have suggests he had also contracted the COVID-19 virus. “We are deeply saddened by this news and are obviously concerned about the safety of our members.” The man had attended a quiz night held at the club on Friday, March 13. Following advice from NHS, the club has told members who have been in contact with the man in the last week and who are over 70 and/or have underlying health conditions to self-isolate immediately, for a minimum of 7 days if living on their own, or 14 days if living with their family. The club has also announced it had closed its lounge, dining room and toilets with immediate effect until a thorough deep clean can be carried out. It comes after Nicola Sturgeon announced schools will close will close on Friday. The First Minister announced the total number of COVID-19 cases is now 227 in Scotland, an increase of 32 since yesterday.