Today , 21st of October, 28 deaths were registered where a person tested positive for Covid19.
This is a stark reminder of the devastating affects of the virus on families across Scotland.
- 1,739 new cases of COVID-19 reported; this is 19.8% of newly tested individuals
- 28 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 73 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 873 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 20,001 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results – 9.7% of these were positive
You can find the updated figures here: COVID-19+daily+data+-+by+NHS+Board+-+21+October+2020
As well as the large numbers being recorded for the virus in the 5 Health Board areas under stricter measures Orkney also recorded yet another case and the Western Isles 2 more.
- wear a face covering
- avoid crowded places
- clean hands and surfaces regularly
- stay 2m away from other people
- self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste)
You should self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste).
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