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Another #Covid Positive Case Recorded in Orkney

The cumulative total of covid positive tests in Orkney is now at 63.

The stats for Scotland as at 6th of February 2021 are as follows:

  • 895 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 17,940 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results – 5.9% of these were positive
  • 48 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 117 people are in intensive care with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,729 people are in hospital with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 786,427 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 10,332 have received their second dose

Vaccination is proceeding apace with 99% of older people in Scotland’s care homes having now had their first dose. This is an incredible uptake of the vaccine.

  • 29,817 care home residents (99% of residents in older adult care homes and 93% of residents in all care homes)
  • 40,225 care home staff (89% of staff in older adult care homes and 77% of staff in all care homes)
  • 231,972 people aged 80 or over living in the community (93%) – this excludes care home residents who are reported separately
  • 272,365 frontline health and social care workers exceeding the initial target of 230,000 staff provided by Health Boards.
  • 105,855 people aged 75-79 living in the community (56%) – this excludes care home residents who are reported separately
  • 56,110 people aged 70-74 living in the community (20%) – this excludes care home residents who are reported separately.  

Orkney Mass Vaccination Programme

It is crucial to continue to remember FACTS and to download the free NHS Scotland contact tracing app to your phone if you can.

  • 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)
  • download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app

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