The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney has now reached 994 as 7 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area, 15th December 2021.
Between 6th of December and 12th of December the cases recorded in Orkney were as follows:
- West Mainland: 0 – 2
- Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 9
- East Mainland: 11
- Isles: 7
The stats for Scotland published on 15th of December 2021 are as follows:
- 5,155 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 61,011 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 9.1% of these were positive
- 22 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 38 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 544 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,364,802 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,981,180 have received their second dose, and 2,254,406 have received a third dose or booster.
In the week ending 12 December, 84 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate.
17 deaths were aged under 65, 16 were aged 65-74 and there were 51 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 44 were female and 40 were male.
There were 11 deaths in Glasgow City, eight in Aberdeenshire, and eight in Fife. In total, 23 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week..
64 were in hospitals, 11 were in care homes, and nine were at home or a non-institutional setting.
Since the start of the outbreak:
- 9,746* people have died who have tested positive as at 15 December
- 12,303 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 12 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 12 December)
* Public Health Scotland note that one historic death is not included in the cumulative total due to a data linkage issue. They are working to resolve this.
Please remember all these numbers are people.
- get the vaccine or the vaccine booster
- limit the amount of social contact you have with other households – gather in groups of no more than 3 households
- avoid crowded places – shop at quieter times and follow safety measures in shops and other places
- if you don’t have symptoms take regular lateral flow tests – especially before mixing with other people – get LFD tests
- if you have symptoms – self isolate and book a PCR test
- wear a face covering where required
- work from home if you can
- take an LFD test each time before you visit someone in a hospital or care home
- wash your hands regularly, and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- open windows when meeting indoors
- use the apps: COVID status, Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland
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