39 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 600 as 39 positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area today.

From 25th to 31st of October 2021 the positive test results recorded in Orkney were as follows:

  • West Mainland: 15
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 22
  • East Mainland: 13
  • North Isles, Linked South Isles, Hoy, Flotta, Graemsay: 28

As you can see the positivity rate in Orkney is very high.

The stats published for Scotland on 3rd November 2021 are as follows:

  • 3,495* new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 49,462* new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 7.5*% of these were positive
  • 20 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 63 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 935 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,321,770 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,911,823 have received their second dose

* The backlog of NHS Scotland Pillar 1 lab test results that Public Health Scotland were unable to report yesterday (2 November) due to an issue affecting data flow on the afternoon of 1 November, are included in today’s newly reported figures.


In the week ending 31 October, 133 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate. 22 deaths were of people aged under 65, 24 were aged 65-74 and there were 87 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 69 deaths were male, and 64 were female.

102 deaths occurred in hospitals, 21 were in care homes, and 10 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 9,209 people have died who have tested positive as at 3 November
  • 11,672 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 31 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 31 October)

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 133 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is two more deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,324, which is 272, or 26%, more than the five year average.” 

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

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

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