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10 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 900 as 10 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area.

The stats for Scotland published on 24th of November 2021 are as follows:

  • 3,080 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 41,801 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 7.8% of these were positive
  • 9 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 66 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 708 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,341,224 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,941,715 have received their second dose, and  1,502,266 have received a third dose or booster.

Deaths

As at 21 November 2021, 12,028 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

In the week 15 to 21 November, 94 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 22 deaths from the previous week.

17 deaths were of people aged under 65, 16 were aged 65-74 and there were 61 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 50 deaths were male and 44 were female.

69 deaths were in hospitals, 10 were in care homes, 14 were at home or in a non-institutional setting, and one death was in another institutional setting.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 94 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 22 fewer deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,265, which is 126, or 11%, more than the five year average.” 

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

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