Orkney #Covid Update

The total number of positive Covid cases in Orkney is now recorded as 73. The case was recorded over the weekend but those stats no longer get published till the Monday. However, the cumulative cases from 24th-26th April 2021 includes one case that has arisen as a result of a laboratory processing error for NHS Orkney on 24th April 2021 and will be denotified.

The stats for Scotland as of 26th of April 2021 are as follows:

  • 142 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 9,816 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 1.7% of these were positive
  • 0 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
  • 12 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 93 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 2,773,770 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 1,068,704 have received their second dose

The advice remains:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • download the Protect Scotland app

There is also now a new Check-In Scotland APP

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