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14 New Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases In Orkney is now at 687 as 14 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area.

The number of cases reported across Orkney from 29th of October to 4th of November 2021 was as follows:

  • West Mainland: 13
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 13
  • East Mainland: 39
  • North Isles, Linked South Isles, Hoy, Flotta, Graemsay: 25

The stats for Scotland published on 7th of November 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,908 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 27,540 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 11.1% of these were positive
  • 2 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
  • 57 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 793 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,321,382 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,914,425 have received their second dose
  • 841 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19; of these, 59 were in intensive care
    • in addition, yesterday 15 confirmed COVID-19 patients were in intensive care longer than 28 days
  • in the week ending 1 November, 648 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were admitted to hospital
  • in the week ending 4 November, 45 patients with confirmed COVID-19 were admitted to intensive care
  • 23,725 inpatients who tested positive for COVID-19 have been discharged from hospital since 5 March 2020
  • as at 3 November, 1,520 people were delayed in hospital

Deaths:

In the week ending 31 October, 133 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 9,267 people have died who have tested positive as at 5 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)

Our thoughts here at The Orkney News are with all those who have lost a loved one due to the Covid virus, to those shielding and to those anxiously awaiting test results.

Related article: #Covid Update Papdale Primary School, Kirkwall

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