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Two new COVID-19 cases in Orkney

NHS Orkney has confirmed that two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Orkney, linked to the case reported yesterday, Wednesday, in the Scottish Government’s Figures.

This brings Orkney’s total number of cases to 66.

The case reported yesterday was confirmed to have been a result of the person travelling.

NHS Orkney’s Director of Public Health Dr Louise Wilson said the health board is aiming to get everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible.

“Through vaccinations, we can push the infection rate down which is especially important as more infectious and faster-spreading strains start to emerge.”

Dr Wilson said that while having the vaccination was not mandatory, the NHS in Scotland strongly recommended people take up the offer for the vaccination.

“This weekend we will have another big push on vaccinations in Orkney when we vaccinate the 65-69-year-olds.”

The COVID vaccination is free and no person should hand over their bank details or pay to have the vaccine.

Important contact numbers are:

To book a Covid test: 01856 888 211

To reschedule a Covid vaccination: 0300 303 5313 

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