2 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 297 as 2 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board Area.

Between 12th and 18th of September 2021 Covid cases recorded in Orkney were:

  • West Mainland: 8
  • Stromness, Stenness, Sandwick: 10
  • East Mainland: 0 – 2
  • North Isles, Linked South Isles, Hoy, Flotta: 3

The stats for Scotland recorded on 21st September 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,870* new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 26,593* new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 11.7%* of these were positive
  • 18 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive 
  • 94 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,107 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,160,835 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,813,547 have received their second dose

*Please note that NHS Borders Lab have not submitted lab files since 1pm on Monday 20 September, investigation into this issue is ongoing. Please also note the issue relating to the submission of files from NHS Grampian Lab, reported yesterday, is now resolved. All files from NHS Grampian Lab have been received and processed and are included in today’s figures.


In the week ending 12 September, 76 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 8,396 people have died who have tested positive as at 21 September
  • 10,688 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 12 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 12 September)

In Orkney 8 deaths (Covid confirmed) have been recorded , 4 of those in September 2021.

Please remember, all of these numbers represent people. Our best wishes at The Orkney News go out to all those affected.

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