The Scottish Government has confirmed that one new positive Covid-19 case has been identified on Shetland.
The additional case brings the total number of people tested for the disease on the island to 55, with the last positive case confirmed on April 22.
It is understood that the person who contracted the virus, was tested in the north-east of Scotland with NHS Shetland confirming the case had been detected through a mainland Health Board testing facility.
Kathleen Carolan, director of nursing and acute services, explained: “the number of people who are counted as positive cases for Shetland include anyone who has an address registered in Shetland.
“This new case has been detected through a mainland Health Board testing facility.”
She continued: “NHS Shetland’s contact tracing team has not needed to be activated and any people who are close contacts of the person involved will be traced via Test and Protect teams on the mainland.
“I want to thank everyone in our community for your continued support in suppressing the virus by following Public Health and Scottish Government guidance”.
Latest figures show an increase of 48 new cases in total across Scotland, with no deaths, over the past 24 hours.
Of these, 28 were recorded in Grampian with none in the Highlands.
The region’s total number of positive cases now sits at 1,664 and 386 people respectively.
Since the pandemic began, positive cases remain at nine on Orkney and seven in the Western Isles.
According to the Press Association, one case from NHS Grampian on Saturday has been reassigned to NHS Shetland.
The person was from Shetland but had been tested while visiting the north-east.
The latest statistics from the Scottish Government shows 18,998 people in Scotland have tested positive for the disease, a rise by 60 overnight.
A total of 394,455 people in Scotland have been tested through NHS Scotland labs and UK Government Labs to date with results showing 375,457 being confirmed negative while 18,998 were positive.
As of midnight a total of 261 were being treated in hospital, with three in intensive care with confirmed Covid-19.
394,455 people in Scotland have been tested for #coronavirus
The total confirmed as positive has risen by 48 to 18,998
The number of deaths of patients who tested positive remains at 2,491
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) August 9, 2020
Since March 5, 4,182 patients have been discharged from hospital.
Scotland’s death toll remains at 2,491.
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