25 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 756 as 25 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.

7 Day Rate of Positive Cases (as per 100,000) Orkney

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7 Day 7 Day Rate of Positive Cases (as per 100,000) Scotland

From 1st to 7th of November 2021 the positive tests recorded in Orkney were as follows:

  • West Mainland: 9
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 11
  • East Mainland: 60
  • North Isles, Linked South Isles, Hoy, Flotta, Graemsay: 15

The stats for Scotland published on 10th November 2021 are as follows:

  • 3,852 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 44,434 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 9.1% of these were positive
  • 19 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 61 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 778 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,325,307 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination and 3,920,006 have received their second dose


In the week ending 7 November, 140 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate. 25 deaths were aged under 65, 43 were aged 65-74, and there were 72 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 78 deaths were male and 62 were female.

116 deaths were in hospitals, 10 were in care homes, and 14 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 9,332 people have died who have tested positive as at 10 November
  • 11,818 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 7 November
  • 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 7 November)

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 140 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is five more deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,288, which is 209, or 19%, more than the five year average.” 

There were 30 more deaths from cancer, 26 more from circulatory causes, 7 more from dementia/Alzheimer’s and 5 more from respiratory causes last week compared to average levels. There were also 36 excess deaths from other causes. The number of deaths where COVID-19 was the underlying cause was 106.

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

Please remember each one of these deaths is a loved one.

To keep yourself and others safe:

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