Sadly another Covid confirmed death has been registered in Orkney bringing the total to 9. Our deepest sympathies go out to all those concerned.
Covid Confirmed Registered Deaths in Orkney
- 10th April 2020: 1 death
- 10th November 2020: 1 death
- 3rd February 2021: 1 death
- 19th July 2021: 1 death
- 2nd September 2021: 1 death
- 6th September 2021: 1 death
- 9th September 2021: 1 death
- 11th September 2021: 1 death
- 30th September 2021: 1 death
Covid Deaths in Scotland
- on 1 October, 34 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- in the week ending 26 September, 165 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate
Since the start of the outbreak:
- 8,648 people have died who have tested positive as at 1 October
- 10,991 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 26 September
- 31% of COVID-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 62% were in hospitals and 7% were at home or non-institutional settings (as at 26 September)
The stats for Scotland published on 3rd October 2021 are as follows:
- 2,040 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 28,673 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 7.7% of these were positive
- 1 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
- 71 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 965 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,208,546 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,845,180 have received their second dose
- 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 apps: COVID status (vaccine passport), Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland
Nine deaths from one cause, in such a short time, in a small community – is a lot.
Cause and Effect.
Those who opened up Orkney and who lifted Covid restrictions are partially responsible for this happening.
The others who are responsible are those who are behaving as though Covid has gone away and life is back to ‘normal’.
It hasn’t, and it isn’t.
Until folk get a grip on that and start to behave accordingly, the situation will get worse.
Please, folks, remember all this next time elections come around. That is one way that we can make a difference.
I meant to type ‘five deaths from one cause’. I should calm down before writing things – but that’s hard to do these days.