The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,334 as 13 new positive cases were recorded in the Health Board area on 30th December 2021.
From 21st to 27th of December the positive cases recorded across Orkney were as follows:
- West Mainland: 44
- Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 20
- East Mainland: 63
- Isles: 39
11,666 (87.6%) of those aged 40+ years in Orkney have now had a third (booster) jag.
The stats for Scotland published on 30th December 2021 are as follows:
- 16,857 new cases of COVID-19 reported*
- 71,612 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results*
- 27.1% of these were positive
- 9 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 34 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 810 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,381,226 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,012,490 have received their second dose, and 2,944,977 have received a third dose or booster.
*Public Health Scotland are continuing to see improvements in turnaround times, and are continuing to monitor the situation. There continues to be large volumes of tests being processed by labs; this and the festive period have impacted turnaround times resulting in delays between specimens being taken and results being received and reported.
Since the start of the outbreak:
- 9,845 people have died who have tested positive as at 30 December
- 12,372 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 19 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 19 December)
Please remember all these numbers represent individual 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
- follow the guidance on NHS Inform on self-isolating and booking a 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