Data giving a breakdown of positive tests by health board area continues to be published but only accounts for confirmed PCR tests.
On Tuesday there were four such cases recorded in Shetland, while there were a total of four cases combined across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Across Scotland a total of 3,502 positive PCR tests were recorded on Tuesday, but the overall number of cases nationally was 7,752.
In response to a query from Shetland News, an NHS Shetland spokeswoman confirmed that the government was only offering breakdowns by individual health board for PCR tests and does not include LFTs at this stage.
“I understand it isn’t particularly straightforward for the team locally to collate the data from the national system because of data quality controls,” she said.
“The PH [public health] team has said, as a ballpark figure, they are currently managing approximately 20-30 new cases a day, the vast majority of which are now LFTs positives that people are reporting in.”
It is hoped that national reporting will be able to capture both testing methods by individual health board area in the near future.
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