Coronavirus / Three more Covid cases confirmed

THREE new Covid cases have been reported for Shetland in the Scottish Government figures today (Saturday).

All three individuals were already isolating as household contacts of previous cases reported earlier in the week.

NHS Shetland’s director of nursing and acute services Kathleen Carolan said this illustrated the strength of contact tracing and why it was so important people self-isolated when they were asked to, as a key action to contain and control any onwards transmission of the virus.

“Whilst we have cause for optimism as the vaccination programme continues to be rolled out, it is inevitable we will continue to see new cases and we can all play our part in keeping these as low as possible by complying with the FACTS guidance and the current level 3 restrictions,” she said.

Everyone is asked to remain vigilant to the Covid-19 symptoms of a fever, a new persistent cough or a change in or loss of sense of taste or smell, and to self-isolate and request a test if they have any concerns.