No new deaths in latest Covid-19 figures

There have been no new deaths from coronavirus in Shetland in the past week, according to the latest figures on deaths across the country.

The number of deaths which have been attributed to Covid-19 in the isles has remained at seven, after rising by one last week.

Across Scotland, over 3,000 deaths have now been registered where Covid-19 was mentioned in the death certificate.

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) said there had been an increase of 418 deaths from last week’s total of 2,795, to 3,213 deaths overall.

57 per cent of this week’s coronavirus deaths in Scotland have occurred in care homes, while 37 per cent of those deaths were hospital patients.

This comes a day after NHS Shetland announced that all 63 staff and residents at the Wastview Care Centre in Walls had returned negative tests for the virus.

The NRS has said that more than three-quarters of the nation’s deaths so far have been from people aged 75 or older.


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  • ali Inkster

    • May 13th, 2020 14:44

    Great news from Wastview.
    But how many tested +ve for covid antibodies? Are we testing for that? Can we? If not why not?
    It is imperative that we know not just who has been seriously I’ll with it which is pretty much the case now, but everybody who has had it. We have the ability here in Shetland to do this but because holyrood says no we won’t be doing it any time soon.
    This is a failure by nhs Scotland/Shetland in their duty of care to the people of Shetland.
    Scotland’s testing rate is the worst of the 4 parts of the UK half the rate of nhs England and one tenth of the nhs in Ulster.
    So if we want to get out of this mess and save at least some of our local businesses we better take responsibility ourselves, because the snp do not have the answers nor are they looking for them.

  • Ian Tinkler

    • May 14th, 2020 7:26

    Antibody test has only today been proved reliable. After infection, it will take about a month for antibodies to develop. No definitive evidence of immunity is proven by evidence of antibodies but it is highly likely,.

  • Margaret Hay

    • May 20th, 2020 14:36

    Here in Orkney we know that there have been 7 positive Covid tests and 2 deaths. We are unable to find out how many people have been tested, or how many of those tests were ruled out because they were ‘damaged’.
    We hear that in Shetland you are being told the number of test carried out. Is this correct? If so, how many?


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