3 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 261 as 3 new positive test results were recorded for Orkney today. Over the last 7 days 48 positive cases have been identified in the islands.

Statement Update from NHS Orkney Public Health

The stats for Scotland published on 12th September 2021 are as follows:

  • 5,912 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 55,646 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 11.5% of these were positive
  • 0 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
  • 88 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,019 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,140,616 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,777,461 have received their second dose


In the week ending 5 September, 58 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 8,232 people have died who have tested positive as at 10 September
  • 10,612 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 5 September
  • 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 5 September)

In the week, 30 August 2021 to 5 September 2021, there were 187 excess deaths at home or in non-institutional settings (58%above average), 21 more deaths in hospitals (4% above average) and 7 more deaths in care homes (3% above average) compared to the 2015-2019 average.

There were 30 more deaths from cancer, 29 more deaths from dementia/Alzheimer’s, 24 more deaths from circulatory causes and 7 more deaths from respiratory causes compared to the five year average. There were 49 excess deaths from other causes.

The number of deaths where COVID-19 was the underlying cause was 48. Data from the National Records of Scotland

Please remember when reading these numbers, that each one of them represents a person.

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