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Coronavirus / Another new case of Covid confirmed

ANOTHER case of Covid-19 has been recorded in Shetland, according to the latest Scottish Government figures.

It means that Shetland’s total cumulative tally now sits at 212.

NHS Shetland consultant in public health Dr Susan Laidlaw said that it was not unexpected to continue to see isolated cases.

After no positive tests were returned for over a week another new case was recorded a couple of days ago.

“Although the number of new cases in Shetland, and the rest of Scotland, has decreased, we need to continue to take precautions to avoid infection,” Dr Laidlaw said.

“Wash your hands especially when you get home from being somewhere else, avoid crowds, keep your distance from other people and, if you become unwell, please immediately isolate with your household and request a test.

“If you are offered regular weekly or twice weekly testing in your workplace then please do take up this offer.”

NHS Shetland said the vaccination programme is progressing quickly but there will need to be more coverage at a population level before any restrictions are lifted.

To book a test visit this link.