Shetland coronavirus cases triple in a day

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Shetland have jumped from two to six.

As of 2pm on Thursday 12th March, the Scottish government confirmed that a further four people had tested positive for the virus in Shetland.

Across Scotland, the daily total also rose significantly from 36 to 60.

There are more confirmed cases of coronavirus in Shetland than there are in areas such as Tayside, Fife and Ayrshire and Arran.

A press conference will be held by NHS Shetland at 2.30pm on Thursday in relation to the new cases.


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.