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COVID-19 case numbers rise by two

Two further cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Orkney during the last 24 hours.

These two new cases takes the number of positive cases to six in the last week, and means that the total number of test-positive cases attributed to Orkney since the start of the pandemic stands at 68.

Earlier this week, NHS Orkney director of public health, Dr Louise Wilson, said: “It doesn’t matter where the person lives or who tests positive. We should all be behaving as if we are positive and taking precautions not to pass the virus on to those around us.

“This means washing your hands, especially when you arrive home after being out and about, avoiding crowds, wearing a mask, keeping your distance from other people and, if you are unwell, for the sake of everyone in the community, immediately isolating and requesting a test.”

This weekend will see another two mass vaccination clinics held, this time for those between 69 and 65 years old.

For those who cannot attend the vaccination clinic in light of the weather, people should phone 0300 303 5313 to reschedule.

Anyone suffering COVID-19 symptoms should call 888211 to book a test.

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