The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 903 as 3 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area.
From 16th to 22nd of November 2021 there were 41 positive cases recorded in Orkney and a positivity rate of 6%.
SEPA and Scottish Water also monitor our waste water to pinpoint fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA). This additional information is important for tracking the presence of Covid in our communities.
The stats for Scotland published on 25th November 2021 are as follows:
- 2,932 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 43,011 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 7.2% of these were positive
- 20 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 61* people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 712* people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,342,107 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,942,927 have received their second dose, and 1,535,623 have received a third dose or booster
* Due to IT issues, hospital and ICU numbers for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Highland have not been received for today. Figures from yesterday have been carried forward.
- 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 regular lateral flow tests, including before socialising with others
- wash your hands regularly, and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- open windows when meeting indoors
- keep your distance from people not in your group
- continue to work from home whenever possible
- use the apps: COVID status (vaccine passport), Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotlan