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33 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney has now reached 533 as 33 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.

From the 21st to 27th of October the positive cases recorded in Orkney were as follows:

  • West Mainland: 14
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 17
  • East Mainland: 17
  • North Isles, Linked South Isles, Hoy, Flotta, Graemsay: 19

The stats published for Scotland on 30th October 2021 are as follows:

  • 3,867* new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 43,735* new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 9.6% of these were positive
  • 20 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 65 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 926 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,315,802 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,905,177 have received their second dose

*Please note that today’s testing and case numbers are still affected by a data flow issue at the Glasgow Lighthouse laboratory.  The situation has been resolved but the backlog of results has impacted on newly reported cases and tests over the last couple of days and today.

Please remember all these numbers are individual people. To keep yourself and other safe:

 

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  1. Yesterday I received a letter from a friend in which she expressed great enthusiasm for the return of live music gigs.
    This morning, having let the sun set on my initial anger, I replied thus……

    “I can’t share your enthusiasm for the return of music gigs. On Thursday the total of new Covid cases for Orkney was 55. On Friday it was 22. That’s 77 in two days, and that’s only Orkney.

    As long as people who don’t know each other gather together indoors, Covid will continue to spread. So, much as I long for live music, I don’t like to see music events advertised – along with any other form of indoor gathering.
    I do miss live music – listing to a C.D. is good, but nothing like live. Needs must, and Mike and I will listen to C.D’s until it’s safe to ‘go live’.
    It is hard on the musicians, as these time are hard on many working people, but the reality is that certain behaviour and ways of life are vital if we are to have any hope of ridding humanity of this virus, or even simply limiting it’s spread.
    Necessary contact such as shopping for what’s needed can’t be helped, but, tho’ music is necessary to our well-being in a way, right now, live music events are not good for our collective well-being.”

    And today, I see the figure 33 added to the total. What we want individually is immaterial – we have to work, and think, collectively for the good of all.

    As long as folk only look to what they want to happen and how they would like their life to be – the numbers will go up and up.

    Selfishness – just won’t do.

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