The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 987 as 17 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area on 14th of December 2021.
The P4 class at St Andrews Primary was closed on Monday due to the rise in LFT recording positive results.
The stats for Scotland published on 14th December 2021 are as follows:
- 3,117 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 29,558 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 11.3% of these were positive
- 6 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 38 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 541 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,363,074* people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,978,208 have received their second dose, and 2,200,172 have received a third dose or booster.
*Due to a refresh of data yesterday, Public Health Scotland have now been able to identify a number of duplicates in the data which were previously reported as separate vaccination events. This has resulted in a drop in reported Dose 1 vaccinations.
- get the vaccine or the vaccine booster
- if you don’t have symptoms take regular lateral flow tests – especially before mixing with other people – order LFD tests
- think carefully about unnecessary contact with other people, especially in crowded places – it would be sensible to postpone work Christmas parties
- wear a face covering where required
- if you have symptoms – self isolate and book a PCR test
- wash your hands regularly, and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- open windows when meeting indoors
- if you can, keep your distance from people not in your group
- work from home if possible
- use the apps: COVID status, Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland
The rules on self-isolation for household contacts has changed.
If you’re identified as a household contact of a positive COVID-19 case, you are advised to self-isolate for 10 days – irrespective of vaccination status, PCR test result and age.
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms you should self-isolate immediately and take a PCR test.
If you don’t have symptoms, make sure you do a lateral flow test before you meet up with other households, travel to see people, or visit busy places. You can get them from test sites, pharmacies or online.
Follow the guidance on self-isolating.
Business and organisations providing public services can apply for a critical workers exemption to allow essential workers to volunteer to leave self-isolation and return to work, in certain limited circumstance, to allow vital services to continue.