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Coronavirus / Four more Covid cases

FOUR more people have tested positive for Covid – although two are not currently in Shetland, the health board says.

This brings Shetland’s tally to 23 cases in the past seven days.

NHS Shetland’s interim director of public health Dr Susan Laidlaw said: “We continue to see a steady flow of new positive Covid cases. Most of these have been contact traced, developed mild symptoms and requested a PCR test or, there is a link with travel south.

“Importantly, our vaccination uptake currently stands at 93.9 per cent for the first dose and 89.2 per cent for the second dose (for over 18s).”

Meanwhile anyone with a planned health appointment is asked to reschedule if they are feeling generally unwell.

This is to prevent anyone unintentionally bringing Covid or stomach upsets for example into a healthcare setting.

Anyone experiencing Covid symptoms must self-isolate and book a PCR test immediately.

To book a PCR test visit the NHS Shetland Covid website.

Those aged 18+ who have not yet been invited for a first dose of the Covid vaccine, or had a first dose more than eight weeks ago and have not been invited for a second dose, are asked to email shet.covidvaccinationscheduling@nhs.scot or leave a message on 01595 743319.

Folk are reminded to include a full name, date of birth and which dose (first or second) they require.