The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney now stands at 205 as 2 more positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.
The stats for Scotland published on 2nd of September 2021 are as follows:
- 6,400 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 61,410 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 11.1% of these were positive
- 17 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 55 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 624 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,111,513 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,699,250 have received their second dose
- in the week ending 29 August, 48 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate
Since the start of the outbreak:
- 8,144 people have died who have tested positive as at 2 September
- 10,554 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 29 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 29 August)
Today, 2nd of September, there were 17 new reported deaths attributable to Covid.
People – not just numbers – friends, family, neighbours who have lost their lives to this dreadful virus which is transmitted by people.
- 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
Let’s look after each other, keeping one another safe. And remember that many people will be suffering from long covid and others will be very anxious who are having to self isolate. Here at The Orkney News we wish them all well.