Home Energy Scotland - Win £500 towards your energy bills

Coronavirus / Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases rises to 51

THE NUMBER of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Shetland has jumped by six to 51 on Sunday after remaining static at 45 for almost a week.

The real figure of coronavirus infection in the isles will be significantly higher, but since most people have not been tested an accurate number is not known.

The latest figures from the Scottish Government show that almost 40,000 people have now been tested. 8,187 were tested positive and 903 people have sadly died.

The Scottish Government doesn’t publish figures detailing how many people have had the virus and have since recovered, but NHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson said last week that more than half of those tested positive have since made a full recovery.

There are almost 1,800 people in Scottish hospitals with either confirmed or suspected Covid-19, with 174 in intensive care.