The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,342 as 8 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area today, 31st December 2021.
From 22nd to 28th of December 2021 the positive cases recorded in Orkney were as follows:
- West Mainland: 37
- Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 20
- East Mainland: 59
- Isles: 34
In the first year of the pandemic on 31st of December 2020 the cumulative total of positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney was 39. Today, 31st December 2021 it is 1,342.
The stats for Scotland published on 31st December 2021 are as follows:
- 11,962 new cases of COVID-19 reported*
- 60,818 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results*
- 22.6% of these were positive
- 13 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 36 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 859 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,382,665 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,015,376 have received their second dose, and 2,979,334 have received a third dose or booster.
* 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. Public Health Scotland are continuing to monitor the situation.
There will be no updates published on 1 and 2 January. On 3 and 4 January, only the headline statistics in the summary section will be updated.
On Wednesday 5 January 2022 the latest detailed daily data for that day and the previous 4 days will be published.
- 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
Today as we leave the old year behind we think of all those who have lost loved ones, are thoughts are with them.