13 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

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.

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