The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 213 as 3 new positive test results were recorded in the health board area.
The stats published for Scotland on 6th September 2021 are as follows:
- 7,065 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 52,193 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 14.5% of these were positive
- 0 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are generally closed at weekends)
- 71 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 771 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,126,263 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,736,762 have received their second dose
To stay safe and protect others please:
- 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
Some indoor cafes and other places have removed their distancing safeguards, plastic shielding and the collecting of contact details. It is no wonder the public feel confused when this is coupled with the advice listed above.
Take particular care if you are visiting others – particularly those in care homes.
- as at 1 September , 70 (7%) adult care homes had a current case of suspected COVID-19
- in the week 23-29 August there were 103 new confirmed positive COVID‑19 cases among care home residents and 142 among care home staff