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Sharp Rise in #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,058. The details are:

17th December +9 cases cumulative total =1019

18th December +16 cases, cumulative total=1035

19th December +4 cases, cumulative total = 1039

20th December +19 cases, cumulative total = 1058

From 11th to 17th of December 2021 the cases in Orkney were as follows:

  • West Mainland: 5
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 7
  • East Mainland: 52
  • Isles: 4

The stats published for Scotland 20th December 2021 are as follows:

  • 6,734 new cases of COVID-19 reported*
  • 49,213 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results*
    • 15.2% of these were positive
  • 0 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
  • 38 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 516 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,372,129 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 3,993,642 have received their second dose, and 2,561,480 have received a third dose or booster.

* Public Health Scotland note there continues to be an impact on turnaround times between specimens being taken and results reported, due to larger volumes of tests being processed by labs.

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  1. Is there any more data on St Andrews School – which was supposedly going to be open today.
    Surely that would be an obvious mistake?

  2. Can these be linked to any specific events?

    How many people will be unwell or having to isolate for Christmas, due to going to pre-Christmas gatherings of whatever kind?

    Much of this is just so avoidable/preventable.

  3. How many people would just be happy and content, sitting at home without the craving for gatherings if the media wasn’t creating such a hype about xmas? Pretty sure there is also a silent large group of people (like us) for whom these are days like any others. After all, why do we hear so much about domestic abuse, divorces etc. after xmas… so obviously, it is not such a peaceful gathering in some cases after all.
    I cannot understand why it should be sooo difficult to just enjoy a few peaceful and quiet days at home, alone or with just household members…

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