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Coronavirus / More Covid cases recorded

THE NUMBER of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Shetland is still increasing – with more expected in the coming days.

A further two positive tests have been returned, bringing the cumulative total of cases since the start of the pandemic to 172.

NHS Shetland consultant in public health Dr Susan Laidlaw said: “Anyone with Covid symptoms or who feels unwell should behave as if they have Covid and immediately isolate and book a test.”

To do this go to the NHS Shetland website and fill in the form to ‘self-refer’.

“The only way to stay safe is to maintain physical distancing and to keep back from people who are not in your domestic bubble,” Dr Laidlaw added.

NHS Shetland said on Saturday that community nurses had been to all the care homes to vaccinate residents and would start vaccinating those over 80 who were housebound next week.

Vaccination of patient-facing health care staff and social care staff who provide direct care is ongoing.