A new positive test result has been recorded in Orkney for Covid19 bringing the cumulative total to 75.
The stats for Scotland for 2nd of June 2021 are as follows:
- 677 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 26,258 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 2.8% of these were positive
- 1 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 10 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 114 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 3,286,261 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,106,177 have received their second dose
It was announced yesterday, 1st of June, by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, that easing of restrictions will continue from this Saturday 5th of June.
You can find out more about that here:
Across the UK cases of covid have been on the increase recently leading to a warning by Jason Leitch, Scotland’s National Clinical Director, that we are in “”in the foothills of a third wave”.
152,068 people have died in the UK (up to 1st June 2021) where Covid19 has been recorded on the death certificate. Across the world the deaths due to covid are now a staggering, 3,577, 677. The UK has one of the worst death rates for its population size. Some countries, who took precautions against Covid19 early, have not seen this dreadful death toll – for example Taiwan has recorded 137 deaths and Vietnam 48. The USA now has a death toll of 595,000.
As people mix more there are concerns with large events like the Euros in Glasgow taking place soon.
As Orkney moves to level 0 on Saturday and more visitors arrive to the islands they are requested to take 2 tests before travelling>
At every level of restrictions people are asked to remember FACTS
- 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
Link here for those requiring lateral flow tests: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland
Reporter: Fiona Grahame