42 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,572 as 42 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.

The positive cases recorded across Orkney from 28th December 2021 to 3rd of January 2022 are as follows:

  • West Mainland: 21
  • Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 36
  • East Mainland: 79
  • Isles: 25

The 7 day positivity rate was 23.5%

11,730 ( 88.1%) of those aged 40+ in Orkney have had a third (booster) jag.

The stats published on 6th January 2022 for Scotland are as follows:

  • 11,360 new cases of COVID-19 reported*
  • 57,217 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results*
    • 23.1% of these were positive
  • 18 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 43 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,267 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,387,192 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,033,635 have received their second dose, and 3,041,961 have received a third dose or booster**

* There continues to be large volumes of tests being processed by labs; this and the holiday weekend 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.

** Public Health Scotland note that the issue with the vaccination data reported yesterday has now been resolved and figures presented today are up to date.

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