Coronavirus / Covid numbers remain high

SHETLAND has now one of the highest prevalence rates of Covid-19 in any of Scotland’s 14 NHS areas.

Latest figures, released on Sunday show a further 25 cases of the virus recorded over the weekend

The weekly rate per 100,000 of population, which relates to the seven-day period up to Thursday, stands at 463.5, which is above the Scottish average.

Only NHS Forth Valley and Dumfries and Galloway have higher rates.

Figures from Public Health Scotland show that 106 people in Shetland returned a positive test result over that period.