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Letters / Time once again to increase vigilance

Hopefully it hasn’t got past people that Shetland is currently running at around 60 new Covid cases per day, and has been for over a week now, with no sign of things slowing down yet.

We’re consistently at least double the incidence of the other two island boards presently.

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Even with Omicron’s relatively lower severity, the sheer number of infections is likely to translate through into a spike in Covid admissions to the Gilbert Bain in the next week or two.

Reminder to take ‘sensible precautions’ after Covid hospital admissions

I don’t know what the hospital’s surge capacity is for Covid, but I suspect we may be entering the toughest spell of the pandemic so far for the clinical staff.

Time once again to increase vigilance, I think. I know it’s boring, but it would be a better time than usual to try to avoid ending up in hospital just now, if possible.

Rob Jones
Bressay

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