Another New Positive #Covid Case in Orkney

The cumulative total in Orkney for positive covid test results in Orkney now stands at 82.

The stats for Scotland on 23rd of June are as follows:

  • 2,969 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 42,310 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 7.3% of these were positive
  • 5 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 18 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 170 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 3,681,620 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,617,450 have received their second dose

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 7,701 people have died who have tested positive as at 23 June
  • 10,150 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 20 June
  • 33% of COVID-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 60% were in hospitals and 7% were at home or non-institutional settings (as at 20 June)

Statement from NHS Orkney

NHS Orkney is concerned that if you have been in a pub in Kirkwall since 14 June you may have inadvertently come into contact with someone who has subsequently tested positive for Covid.

The main risk of infection relates to those who are younger and may not have had both doses of the Covid vaccinations, but everyone need to be aware of symptoms.

For this reason, NHS Orkney is inviting those who have been in pubs in Kirkwall to come forward and book a PCR test. This is so we have the best chance of identifying those who may have inadvertently picked up virus but who are not showing symptoms.

This test can be booked on the number below. Should you have symptoms including a new cough, temperature and loss of taste and smell you should immediately self isolate and book a PCR test on the number below.

Anyone who is concerned but who hasn’t been in these venues can continue to use LFD tests. We encourage people to log their results, and should they test positive or have symptoms book a PCR test on the number below.

These tests are available at some pharmacies, from the Covid Assessment Centre and can be ordered online.

There are currently around 40 people in Orkney who are self-isolating because they are contacts of Covid positive cases. NHS Orkney Consultant in Public Health Sara Lewis said that while this number is expected to grow as more people are identified as contacts linked to the current cluster, the situation can be contained with public co-operation.

“We are asking our community to think carefully before they head into situations or go to places where there are crowds.”So far there are six known cases linked to the cluster.

“This can be contained if we all work together. Staying out of crowded situations is the best thing you can do to protect yourself right now.

Also wear a face covering when you are out and wash your hands regularly.”To book a PCR test contact the Covid Assessment Centre on 01856 888 211.LFD tests can be ordered online and usually arrive by post within two days.

See the link:…/coronavirus-covid-19-get-a….

In Orkney LFD tests can also be picked up from WHB Sutherland, Kirkwall and Stromness and the Boots The Chemists in Kirkwall. Take a look:….


You should:

  • 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

Related article: Download NHS Scotland’s Free Contact Tracing App

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