The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 890 as 9 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board Area.
Sadly there has been another Covid confirmed death in Orkney.
In Scotland, in the week ending 14 November, 115 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate
Since the start of the outbreak:
- 9,495 people have died who have tested positive as at 23 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)
From 14th to 20th of November there were 51 positive Covid cases in Orkney – 7.9% positivity rate.
The stats for Scotland published on 23rd of November 2021 are as follows:
- 2,527 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 23,306 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 11.6% of these were positive
- 17 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 60 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 743 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,340,162 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,940,314 have received their second dose, and 1,469,423 have received a third dose or booster.
- 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
A check of the wastewater monitoring figures would indicate that community transmission is likely to be much higher than the low number of detected cases would suggest…