The cumulative total for Covid cases in Orkney is now at 191 as 1 new positive test was recorded in the Health Board area.
And the waste water monitoring being done by SEPA indicates that there are in actuality more than just these few cases being recorded in Orkney.
The numbers for Scotland are deeply concerning showing the highest figures since the start of the pandemic back in March 2020. The stats for 27th August 2021 are as follows:
- 6,835 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 50,493 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 14.2% of these were positive
- 4 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 47 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 479 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,095,463 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,629,482 have received their second dose
Vaccination, a double dose, will prevent most people from getting the worst effects of the Covid 19 virus but there are many people because they are too young or due to medical conditions that cannot get the vaccine.
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