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Health / Condition of Covid patient in Gilbert Bain improving

Gilbert Bain Hospital. Photo: Shetland News

THE CONDITION of a local patient with Covid-19 who was expected to be airlifted to Aberdeen is “improving” – with the person not currently required to be transferred south.

NHS Shetland’s director of nursing and acute Services Kathleen Carolan said on Wednesday morning that the patient, who is currently in the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick with respiratory symptoms, is in a stable condition.

The person’s condition will continue to be monitored but they do not currently require transfer to Aberdeen.

The patient tested positive for Covid-19 last week.

The health board, meanwhile, confirmed on Tuesday that another Covid-19 case had been detected in Shetland.

They were a contact of the patient who tested positive last week.

This brought the total cumulative number of cases associated with Shetland to 64.

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