SHETLAND has recorded 31 new Covid-19 cases in the past three days amid an increase in the prevalence of the virus across Scotland this week.
Twelve cases announced in Scottish Government figures on Thursday followed 11 cases on Wednesday and eight on Tuesday.
In the seven day period up to and including Monday (8 November) there had been a total of 42 cases.
Shetland’s seven-day average of 183.6 cases per 100,000 population was comfortably the lowest in Scotland prior to the latest spike in cases.
A total of 3,340 cases have been recorded in the Scotland-wide figures for Thursday along with a further 26 deaths.
Despite a high vaccination uptake, the UK as a whole remains one of the worst affected countries in the pandemic.
Cases have consistently remained well above 30,000 a day for several weeks, although there has been a slight decline in recent weeks, and some 476 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were announced on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
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