Coronavirus / Two further Covid-19 cases recorded

SHETLAND recorded a further two Covid-19 cases on Friday – taking the total recorded in the latest outbreak, predominantly in the North Mainland, to 15.

It comes as figures nationwide fell substantially to below 2,000 cases – after two consecutive days where almost 3,000 positive tests were recorded – though the reduction was attributed to a reporting issue at some laboratories.

Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 256 cases recorded in Shetland. The rate per head of population is much lower than the Scottish average, as is the seven-day average of 57 cases per 100,000 people.