7 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 379 as 7 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.

The stats for Scotland published on 20th of October 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,768 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 41,556 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 7.1% of these were positive
  • 26 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 51 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 890 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,294,116 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,883,886 have received their second dose


In the week ending 17 October, 139 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 8,980 people have died who have tested positive as at 20 October
  • 11,406 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 17 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 17 October)

In the week 11 – 17 October, 139 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a rise of eight from last week.

18 people who died were aged under 65, 29 were people aged 65-74 and there were 92 deaths of people aged 75 or over. 78 people who died were male and 61 were female.

108 deaths were in hospitals, 19 were in care homes and 11 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,331, which is 252 – or 23% – above the five year average.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 139 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, an increase of eight from the previous week.

“There were 1,331 deaths from all causes this week, the 21st consecutive week with deaths above the five year average.”

The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is available on the NRS website. Breakdowns of these figures by date, underlying cause of death, and location can be found under Data and Charts.

All these numbers represent individual people whose loss is devastating and our deepest sympathies go out to all their families and friends.

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