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1 Additional #Covid Case Recorded in Orkney

The cumulative total of covid cases in Orkney now stands at 138 as 1 more case was recorded today.

The stats for Scotland published on 17th of July 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,317 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 29,634 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 8.6% of these were positive
  • 4 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
  • 49 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 517 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 3,970,026 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 2,954,776 have received their second dose

On Monday, 19th of July the whole of Scotland will move to Level 0 but with face masks still required to be worn. In England Boris Johnson’s ‘Freedom Day’ has been roundly criticised by scientists not just in the UK but around the world. Johnson’s Freedom Day ‘a dangerous and unethical experiment’

For the week 4 to 10 July 2021, the ONS Covid-19 Infection Survey estimates that:

  • 1 in 90 people in the community population in Scotland had the coronavirus (COVID-19) (95% credible interval: 1 in 110 to 1 in 70)
  • this equates to around 60,000 people (95% credible interval: 48,100 to 73,700)

Related article: Scotland’s Pioneering Work Tracking #Covid Through Waste Water

People visiting the islands are asked to take 2 tests. More information on testing here and here :No symptoms

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