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2 More Cases of #Covid Recorded in Orkney

The cumulative total of positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney now stands at 135 as 2 more cases were reported today.

The stats for Scotland published on 15th of July 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,086 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 34,773 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 6.6% of these were positive
  • 19 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 47 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 543 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 3,956,549 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,927,130 have received their second dose

As you can see from these stats many people continue to lose their lives to this dreadful virus and many more who survive will suffer life changing long covid.

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 7,791 people have died who have tested positive as at 15 July
  • 10,220 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 11 July
  • 33% of COVID-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 61% were in hospitals and 7% were at home or non-institutional settings (as at 11 July)

From Monday 19th of July the whole of Scotland will move to Level 0 with some restrictions still in place such as the wearing of face coverings/masks which will protect the wearer and others.

People are reminded to

  • 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

The NHS Scotland contact tracing app, Protect Scotland, is free to download and is a very effective tool for alerting anyone should they have come into contact, or near to, anyone who has tested positive for Covid who also has the App on their phone.

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