The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 178 as 5 more positive tests were recorded in Orkney.
The stats for Scotland published on 19th of August 2021 are as follows:
- 3,367 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 39,660 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 9.0% of these were positive
- 7 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 33 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 317 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,068,806 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,512,673 have received their second dose
Although Scotland is at ‘Beyond Level 0’ people are reminded to :
- get the vaccine when you are offered it
- wear a face covering where required
- wash your hands regularly, and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- 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
Yesterday evening at the beginning of the BBC 6 o’clock news, George Alagiah said something along the lines of “Have Festivals and staycations contributed to the hot-spots for Covid?”
And I – exploded.
And Orkney ‘proudly presents’: The highest positivity rate (day) in Scotland… 12.7%… which is a clear indicator that there are far more infections in the community than our dismal testing regime normally detects.
This is something we definitely do not wish at a time when schools just reopened…
The number of people in ICU longer than 28 days has also increased again and it now stands at 11. These are reported separately and come in addition to the 33 patients reprted in the headlines.