16 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,010 as 16 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area, 16th December 2021.

From 7th to 13th of December 2021 the cases recorded in Orkney were as follows:

  • West Mainland: 0 – 2
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 11
  • East Mainland: 25
  • Isles: 0 – 2

The stats for Scotland published on 16th if December are as follows:

  • 5,951 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 60,162 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
    • 10.8% of these were positive
  • 18 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 34 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 531 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,366,439 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,983,975 have received their second dose, and 2,313,843 have received a third dose or booster.

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  1. So, we’ve gone over 1,000.

    There appears to be an idea that Omicron is ‘mild’ and therefore less of a cause for concern.

    Even if folk don’t get as unwell with it as they would with the other variants – still – if someone tests positive they should self-isolate.
    Those in contact with them should self-isolate.
    If they are at home, the people they work with will have more work to do.
    There’s a knock-on effect in many, many ways.

    It isn’t ‘mild’ in its effects on society.

    Why do I even feel the need to draw this to people’s attention?

    The figures tell me why.

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