Coronavirus / Six more cases recorded in ongoing Covid-19 outbreak

SHETLAND recorded a further six Covid-19 cases on Thursday as the virus continues to circulate in high numbers across Scotland.

The isles have now recorded 65 cases in the past seven days – more than ten per cent of the 499 cases recorded since the pandemic began in March 2020.

It has caused considerable disruption to a number of educational settings, most notably Scalloway School, and has also resulted in Shetland Library closing its doors.

However with very high vaccination coverage NHS Shetland has repeatedly emphasised that far fewer people are becoming seriously ill with the virus in this phase of the pandemic.

The average per 100,000 people in the seven-day period up to Monday was 232. That is significantly higher than last week but less than a third of the Scotland-wide average of 749 cases per 100,000.