The cumulative total of positive covid test results recorded in Orkney now stands at 92.
On 25th of June Public Health Scotland (PHS) investigated a potential delay in laboratory processing of specimens in the Lighthouse labs, which resulted in specimen numbers being lower than might otherwise been expected by an estimated 800-1,110 cases based on historical reporting patterns.
This has been resolved as of 29th of June.
The stats for Scotland published on 30th June 2021 are as follows:
- 3,887 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 41,710 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 9.8% of these were positive
- 3 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 19 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 235 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 3,799,467 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,712,237 have received their second dose
Anyone who thought this was all over, or that we could ‘stand down’ and ‘drop our guard’, is very much mistaken.
Tragically 10,168 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 27th of June 2021. A third of these were in Care Homes.
Last year, deaths in Scotland increased by 10% more than in 2019. There were 17,284 fewer births than deaths registered in 2020, with the 46,809 births being the lowest annual total ever recorded since records began in 1855, according to figures released by National Records of Scotland. This was the highest level of excess deaths seen since 1940.
Julie Ramsay, Vital Events Statistician, said:
“With over 64,000 deaths in 2020, which is 10% higher than in 2019, the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Scotland are clear.”
Uptake of vaccinations against Covid in Scotland have been very high.
In Orkney, of those aged 18 years and over, 16,714 (91.6%) have had their first dose of the vaccine and 14,078 (77.2%) have had both doses.
Everyone is encouraged to continue to follow FACTS. The more cases of Covid there is, the more likelihood that the virus will mutate. The Delta variant is the most common one now in Scotland, having been introduced through travel from India. The virus only spreads when given the opportunity to do so. It does that via people and spreads the more we travel.
- 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
For more information if you need tested : Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland