Covid Cases on the Rise in Orkney

Orkney which for so long had few Covid positive cases has seen recent increases and today, 9th of January, has recorded a cumulative total of 45.

In Scotland the stats for today, 9th of January, published are as follows:

  • 1,865 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 26,352 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results – 8.7% of these were positive
  • 93 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
  • 109 people are in intensive care with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,596 people are in hospital with recently confirmed COVID-19

The virus is transmitted by people. Whist we all await being vaccinated with 2 doses of the vaccine it is up to us all to limit the spread of this highly infectious virus which has claimed so many lives already.

Remember FACTS:

  • 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)

And download the NHS Scotland free contact tracing app: Protect Scotland

In mainland Scotland people are advised to Stay at Home except for essential purposes.

Only we can limit the spread of this virus, protecting ourselves and others.

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  1. I’m beginning to wonder when I’ll get my hair cut. Each time I think I might chance it, something else turns up – visitor season – Christmas laxity. It’s now 2 foot long at the back – that’s the height of a small person!

    I had an email from a friend mentioning eating out, which made me wistful, as we haven’t eaten out since Covid hit last March. I’m just not prepared to risk going indoors, where there are unknown people. I don’t mind the idea of dying, but I do mind the idea of being very ill again, and will avoid that, if I possibly can.

    I’m not making light of this – far from it – there are worse things to have to deal with than hair which is driving you nuts, or not getting to eat out. It’s more to do with – each time it’s looked like things might be clearing – light at the end of the tunnel – foolish behaviour by a minority brings another wave of restrictions.

    Ach, well – one day, I’ll go into Orcadia Cuts, and Sandra will l say “Well – that’s a lot of hair!” I think she’ll need to call in reinforcements!

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  2. Bernie, there’s a recommendation for you… scissors! Have just cut my hair a few days ago, scissors worked fine for me 😉

    • OK – I thought someone might come up with that – it’s not just the length, it’s the thickness. I have classic, Irish, Celtic, thick, curly hair – there’s no way that I, or Mike, could cut and thin it without it becoming a total mess!
      Time & Patience, is the answer.
      Oh – and tying it back – all the time!

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