1 New #Covid Case in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 423 as 1 new positive test was recorded in the Health Board area.

From 18th to 24th of October 2021 the positive cases in Orkney were as follows:

  • West Mainland: 11
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 5
  • East Mainland: 16
  • North Isles, Linked South Isles, Hoy, Flotta, Graemsay: 3

The stats for Scotland published on 27th October 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,566 new cases of COVID-19 reported*
  • 30,805 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results*
    • 8.9% of these were positive*
  • 27 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 57 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 925 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,311,339 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,899,153 have received their second dose

* Public Health Scotland identified an issue with test results reaching them from NHS Scotland labs since 6pm on 26 October. Any NHS tests received after this time will be included in data reported tomorrow (28 October).


In the week ending 24 October, 130 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate. 20 deaths were of people aged under 65, 32 were aged 65-74 and there were 78 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 76 deaths were male, and 54 were female. Eight COVID-related deaths occurred at home or in non-institutional settings, 108 deaths were in hospitals and there were 14 deaths in care homes.

  • 9,099 people have died who have tested positive as at 27 October
  • 11,538 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 24 October
  • 30% of COVID-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 63% were in hospitals and 7% were at home or non-institutional settings (as at 24 October)

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 130 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 11 fewer deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,314, which is 252, or 24%, more than the five year average.” 

The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is available on the NRS website.

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