16 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,682 as 16 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.

The stats for Scotland published on 12th January 2022 are as follows:

  • 7,606 new cases of COVID-19 reported*
  • 46,737 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results*
    • 19.1% of these were positive
  • 21 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 59 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,537 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,394,756 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,054,752 have received their second dose, and 3,145,537 have received a third dose or booster

* Whilst improving, there continues to be large volumes of tests being processed by labs; this has impacted turnaround times resulting in delays between specimen’s beings taken and results being received and reported. PHS are continuing to monitor the situation.


In the week ending 9 January, 72 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate (Noting that death registrations for this period are affected by public holidays)

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 9,971 people have died who have tested positive as at 12 January
  • 12,543 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 9 January
  • 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 9 January)

In the week 3 to 9 January, 72 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of 27 deaths from the previous week. 

12 deaths were aged under 65, 12 were aged 65-74 and there were 48 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 32 were male, 40 were female.

Fife (10 deaths) City of Edinburgh (8 deaths) and Glasgow City (7 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 25 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week

49 deaths were in hospitals, 18 were in care homes and 5 were at home or in a non-institutional setting. 

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 72 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 27 more deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,208, 13% lower than the five year average.

“Statistics based on death registrations can be volatile at this time of year due to a combination of registration office opening hours, how public holidays fall, and decisions people take regarding registering a death during this period.  Care needs to be taken when interpreting data for the first and last few weeks of the year. The real trend will become clearer in the coming weeks.”

The five-year average which is being used for the calculation of excess deaths has changed. 2022 deaths are being compared against a five year average of the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. More information on this is available on the NRS website.

The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is available on the NRS website.


Deaths within 28 days of positive test: 150,609

Deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate: 174,233

11th January 2022
11th January 2022

Deaths around the world:  5,492,595 

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