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Coronavirus / Local Covid case tally continues to rise

SIXTY Covid-19 cases have been reported in Shetland since the last update on New Year’s Eve.

Twenty seven were reported on 1 January, with 18 on 2 January and 15 today (3 January).

Across Scotland more than 20,000 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, which is another record high.

Just over 1,000 people were in hospital yesterday (Sunday) with recently confirmed Covid-19, which is said to be the highest number since October last year, and 38 people were in intensive care.

NHS Shetland’s interim director of public health Dr Susan Laidlaw said just before new year that most people in the isles with Covid were experiencing mild symptoms, if any at all.

There will be increasing impact on the community, however, when it comes to self-isolation.