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Coronavirus / Twelve more Covid cases recorded over weekend

SHETLAND has recorded a further dozen cases of Covid-19 over the past three days, according to Scottish Government figures.

Four cases were recorded on Monday as national infections fell to 1,000, while there were five positive Covid-19 tests on Saturday and three on Sunday.

The islands’ latest seven-day average per 100,000 people has fallen to 148.7 having briefly risen over 200 last week.

As cases fall across Scotland the nationwide average now stands at 195 per 100,000 people, while the Western Isles and Orkney have rates of 150 and 54 respectively.

Shetland has recorded in excess of 100 cases in July after the majority of Covid-19 restrictions were removed.

But a high vaccination rate, particularly among the elderly and vulnerable, has largely prevented serious illness.

Over 93 per cent of people aged 18 and over have received a first vaccine dose, while nearly 89 per cent of adults have been double vaccinated.

A walk-in vaccination clinic was held at Lerwick’s Independent Living Centre on Saturday.