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1 New #Covid Case in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 366 as 1 new positive test result was confirmed in the Health Board area.

The stats published for Scotland on 17th October 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,666 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 27,944 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 10.0% of these were positive
  • 2 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends) 
  • 45 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 829 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,286,044 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,877,849 have received their second dose

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 8,907 people have died who have tested positive as at 15 October
  • 11,262 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 10 October
  • 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 10 October)

In the week ending 10 October, 126 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate.

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