2 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 954 as 2 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area.

10,064 (53.5%)people in Orkney aged 12 years and over have now had a third, booster, jag.

16,860 (85%) of Orcadians aged 12 years and over have had 2 doses of the vaccine.

The stats for Scotland published on 8th of December are as follows:

  • 3,077 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 40,401 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 8.1% of these were positive
  • 11 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 41 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 582 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,357,567 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,965,437 have received their second dose, and 1,961,588 have received a third dose or booster.


In the week ending 5 December, 88 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate, a decrease of 10 deaths from the previous week.

22 deaths were aged under 65, 16 were aged 65-74, and there were 50 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

Glasgow City (12 deaths), Falkirk (7 deaths) and North Lanarkshire (7 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.

75 deaths were in hospitals, 4 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 88 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 10 fewer deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,314, which is 184, or 16%, 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:

  • 9,672 people have died who have tested positive as at 8 December
  • 12,216 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 5 December
  • 29% of COVID-19 registered deaths related to deaths in care homes, 64% were in hospitals and 7% were at home or non-institutional settings (as at 5 December)

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