NHS Shetland has recorded an extra 4 Covid instances as we speak (Thursday thirty first December).
That takes the overall variety of instances to 58 for this present outbreak.
Public well being advisor Susan Laidlaw stated these have been individuals who have been contacts of recognized instances.
Extra assessments are being processed, she stated, for individuals residing with confirmed instances.
“We’re discovering that when one particular person is contaminated, then the entire family or household
typically will get contaminated too.
“Our contact tracers are working by an especially lengthy listing of people that have been uncovered to constructive instances and it’s nonetheless possible there will probably be extra infections.
“We’re under no circumstances out of the woods but.”
Dr Laidlaw stated that contact tracers have been having “tough conversations” with individuals who couldn’t consider they’d been uncovered to the virus.
Eleven instances have been recorded from the night on Wednesday thirtieth December to the Thursday morning, with Dr Laidlaw saying some individuals have been now “fairly unwell”.
Greater than 300 individuals have been requested to self-isolate because of the cluster.
In the meantime, chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch has urged the general public to “take private accountability” and keep indoors this New Yr.