7 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 561 as 7 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board Area.

7 Day Rate of Positive Cases per 100,000 population by specimen date in Orkney

From 24th to 30th October 2021 the positive cases recorded in Orkney were as follows:

  • West Mainland: 13
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 21
  • East Mainland: 14
  • North Isles, Linked South Isles, Hoy, Flotta, Graemsay: 28

The stats published for Scotland on 2nd November 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,010* new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 15,662* new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 13.5*% of these were positive
  • 26 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 63 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 932 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,320,370 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,910,253 have received their second dose

* Public Health Scotland (PHS) are aware of a data flow issue affecting NHS Scotland Pillar 1 lab test results since yesterday (1 November) afternoon. This will impact on figures reported today and is being investigated.

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  1. According to the published hospitalisation data (https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-trends-in-daily-data/) island health boards patient numbers have gone up by 2 in the last 24 hours. Due to the secrecy surrounding these data, there is no way to find out whether these changes took place in the Western Isles, Orkney or Shetland. Since all three health boards claim that they only have ‘mild’ cases… at least one of them is not telling the truth.
    Even small numbers of hospitalisations, especially when situated in the context of overall smaller case numbers (in smaller populations), demonstrate that the disease can still be severe enough to require hospitalisation.
    Every hospitalisation due to Covid adds pressure on NHS services who are trying their best to catch up with other ailments, postponed operations and so forth.
    Every hospitalisation also constitutes a risk for NHS staff to become infected.

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