The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 870 as 5 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board Area.
From 10th to 16th of November the cases recorded across Orkney were as follows:
- West Mainland: 0 – 2
- Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 3
- East Mainland: 30
- North Isles, Linked South Isles, Hoy, Flotta, Graemsay: 16
The 7 day positivity rate was 11.1%
16,826, 84.8% of those aged 12+ years in Orkney have had 2 doses of the vaccine.
4,380, 22.1% have had a third booster shot.
The stats for Scotland published on 19th of November 2021 are as follows:
- 3,090 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 35,108* new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 9.3% of these were positive
- 19 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 64 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 785 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,335,881 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,935,095 have received their second dose, and 1,342,841 have received a third dose or booster.
In the week ending 14 November, 115 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate.
- 9,467 people have died who have tested positive as at 19 November
- 11,933 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 14 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 14 November)
People living in the most deprived areas were 2.5 times as likely to die with COVID-19 as those in the least deprived areas. The size of this gap has slowly widened from 2.1 to 2.5 over the period of the pandemic.
- get the vaccine booster when offered
- wear a face covering where required
- if you have symptoms – self isolate and book a PCR test
- if you don’t have symptoms – take a lateral flow test twice a week
- wash your hands regularly, and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- meet outside if you can, and open windows when indoors
- keep your distance from people not in your group
- work from home, or do a mixture of home and office working if possible
- use the apps: COVID status (vaccine passport), Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland