The cumulative total for Covid cases in Orkney has now reached 162 as 3 new positive test results were recorded for Orkney today.
The stats published for Scotland on 10th of August 2021 are as follows:
- 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 14,317 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 7.8% of these were positive
- 11 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 40 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 352 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,029,479 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,357,803 have received their second dose
- in the week ending 1 August, 46 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate
Since the start of the outbreak:
- 8,003 people have died who have tested positive as at 10 August
- 10,370 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 1 August
- 32% 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 1 August)
Scotland is now at ‘Beyond Level 0’ with many restrictions lifted however people are reminded to:
- get the vaccine when you are offered it
- wear a face covering, clean hands and surfaces regularly
- self isolate and take a PCR test if you have symptoms
- take regular tests if you don’t have symptoms to reduce the risk of spreading the virus
- meet outside if you can, and open windows when indoors
- keep your distance from people not in your group
- work from home, or do a mixture of home and office working if possible
- use the Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland apps
“40 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19”
Do people really take in what that means?
A need for intensive care should be an exceptional situation.
Think of the strain this level of intensive care nursing is putting on the, already stretched, medical staff.
Do not forget about the ‘additional’ 6 patients in intensive care longer than 28 days. For some very unclear reasons these do not appear in the headline stats and are only found when scrolling through all sections of the daily update release.
Just imagine how bad it is to end up in ICU at all with this horrible disease… but then being confined to an ICU bed for more than 4 weeks.
This is hell for the patient and it is a strain for the NHS staff (also mentally) who have been under pressure for so many months now.
How will the NHS cope when we approach the autumn and winter with infection rates still too high overall, many people mingling as if there was no pandemic, the risk of a this time perhaps not by interventions mitigated ‘normal’ flu season and the usual winter pressure? On top of a backlog of other delayed treatments?