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No new COVID-19 cases reported in daily figures

There have been no new positive cases of COVID-19 recorded in Orkney in the past 24 hours.

This follows news that six new cases have been confirmed in the county during the past week, including the announcement of three new positive tests, yesterday, Saturday.

NHS Orkney consultant in public health Sara Lewis said yesterday that the newest cases were linked with a household cluster.

NHS Orkney is urging the community to take extra care.

“Anyone with COVID symptoms or who feels unwell should behave as if they have COVID and immediately isolate and book a test,” said Ms Lewis.

“The only way to stay safe is to maintain physical distancing and to keep back from people who are not in your domestic bubble.”

The vaccination programme in Orkney is well underway with those over 80 a priority group. At the end of this week 1,013 people had received the first vaccination.

NHS Orkney has a direct phone line for people with symptoms to book a COVID-19 test. This is 888 211 between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Monday-Friday, and until 12.30 on a Saturday.

Do not contact or visit your GP practice or the Balfour Hospital if you think you have COVID-19.

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