2 More Positive #Covid Cases Recorded in Orkney

The cumulative total of positive Covid tests recorded in Orkney now stands at 95

The stats for Scotland published on 2nd July 2021 are as follows:

  • 3,823 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 37,689 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 10.8% of these were positive
  • 4 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 19 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 285 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 3,831,770 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,737,347 have received their second dose

The FM of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon today emphasised the importance of vaccination and whilst this is really important we have to remember that the whole world needs vaccinated so while people can still travel about and go on holiday abroad the virus can also travel. As the virus travels and transfers from person to person it also has more opportunities to mutate.

Yesterday we published the stats on younger people, where most of the positive cases are now being recorded.

And today we published a report from researchers which showed the importance of controlling borders and quarantine. Border Control Essential to Control the Spread of #Covid

Scotland has stepped up its vaccination programme and from Monday all mainland health boards will offer drop-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination clinics. Everyone aged 18 and over can attend for their first dose or – if eight weeks have passed – their second dose.

Vaccination in Orkney

Anyone in Orkney, aged over 18 who has not yet had the Covid vaccination is being invited to attend an evening drop-in session:


Tuesday 6th of July – 5PM to 7PM

The sessions will be held in the Kirkwall Vaccination Centre (on the old Balfour site) and patients requiring their first vaccination will be welcome to drop in without the need to book an appointment.

If you prefer to book an appointment outside of the above clinics then you can still do this by contacting the Vaccination Centre on 0300 303 5313.

Find out more about the Covid vaccination at https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

Remember always 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

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