10 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 923 as 10 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.

The stats for Scotland published on 1st December 2021 are as follows:

  • 2,796 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 37,518 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 7.9% of these were positive
  • 19 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
  • 54 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 702 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,347,880 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,951,364 have received their second dose, and 1,722,225 have received a third dose or booster


In the week ending 28 November, 97 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate.

18 deaths were aged under 65, 34 were aged 65-74 and there were 45 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 55 were male and 42 were female.

Fife (11 deaths), Glasgow City (10 deaths) and South Lanarkshire (8 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 26 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

82 deaths were in hospitals, 6 were in care homes and 9 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 97 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is one more death than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,270, which is 140, or 12%, more than the five year average.” 

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

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 9,591 ​​​​​​people have died who have tested positive as at 1 December
  • 12,127 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 28 November
  • 29% 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 28 November)

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