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Health / Government rectifies mistake and confirms 15 known coronavirus cases

THE NUMBER of positive coronavirus cases recorded in Shetland has been put back to 15.

Everybody following these figures closely, including NHS Shetland, expressed their surprise when the government put the local figure at 11, four fewer than 24 hours earlier

NHS Shetland said they were also seeking clarification from the Scottish and Health Protection Scotland.

A short while ago (at 5.30pm) a spokesman for the government apologised for the mistake made and added that it had now been rectified. There are 195 known cases in Scotland.

A spokeswoman for NHS Shetland said figure of confirmed cases for individual health boards were becoming less meaningful as the testing regime had changed.

The latest guidance from NHS Shetland, meanwhile, is for people not to attend A&E or health centres requesting tests.

If you have a new persistent cough or a fever (37.8C or above) then you should stay at home and self isolate.

If symptoms become worse, then contact NHS24 on 111 by telephone for health advice.

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