Three more Covid cases recorded

Three new coronavirus cases have been recorded today (Monday 18th January).

That takes the isles overall total to 195. NHS Shetland said the cases were linked to the virus being spread within families, off island travel and the original North Mainland outbreak.

Shetland has recorded ten new cases since Friday.

Public health consultant Susan Laidlaw said though the number of people testing positive daily was decreasing, the situation remained “finely balanced”.

A walk-in test centre at the Gilbertson Park in Lerwick was opened last Friday, and will remain open until the end of this week.

NHS Shetland said the centre could test 80 people a day, and anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms is being urged to get a test.

The public can just walk in, or book a test via this link:


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  • Diana Peterson

    • January 18th, 2021 14:26

    Obviously the current methods of control of this virus are not working!!!

    The virus is NOT Selective
    It can get YOU
    (Irrespective of age or status)

    We understand that not everyone gets it seriously badly….it appears to range
    from zero… a sniffle…. to actual Death. You won’t know until you get it which one it will be in your case!!!


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