NHS Shetland confirms one new Covid case

NHS Shetland has reiterated the necessity of continuing to follow the general advice of wearing face masks, avoiding crowds and thoroughly cleaning hands after another new case of Covid-19 was confirmed.

It is the first new case for some time and the first this month. The total number for Shetland now stands at 233 cases.

NHS Shetland consultant for public health Dr Susan Laidlaw.

Consultant of public health Dr Susan Laidlaw confirmed that the latest case of coronavirus was picked outside Shetland. It was confirmed through a test in the Gilbert Bain Hospital laboratory.

She said: “While we have been fortunate in that we have not had a Covid case for some time, this is a reminder that this virus is still with us and can rear its head at any time.”

Dr Laidlaw added that Shetland’s vaccination rollout was progressing slowly, adding that it had been limited by vaccine supply.

“Until we are all vaccinated, we cannot let our guard down,” the consultant said.

“We urge everyone again to stick to the FACTS which is to wear face coverings, avoid crowds, clean hands, keep away from others and self-isolate and book a test if you feel unwell.”

There were 250 new cases in Scotland over the last 24 hours with no reported deaths.

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