The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,694 as 12 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.
From the 4th to the 10th of January 2022 the positive cases recorded in Orkney were as follows:
- West Mainland: 13
- Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 27
- East Mainland: 32
- Isles: 12
The stats for Scotland published on 13th of January 2022 are as follows:
- 8,203 new cases of COVID-19 reported*. Please note that as of 13 January 2022, this figure includes cases identified using either a first LFD (lateral flow device) or PCR (polymerase chain reaction) positive test
- 26 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 58 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 1,560 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,395,793 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,057,606 have received their second dose, and 3,159,109 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.
- get the vaccine or the vaccine booster
- take regular lateral flow tests – especially before mixing with other people or visiting a hospital or care home – get LFD tests
- follow the guidance on self-isolating and booking a test
- wear a face covering where required
- limit your social contact – gather in groups of no more than 3 households
- wash your hands regularly and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- open windows when meeting indoors
- work from home, if you can
- use the apps: COVID status, Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland
I’m beginning to wonder about what the situation will be when it comes to Cruise Liner time? Presently, it looks like the plan to accept them hasn’t changed.
It’s mid-January. They could start arriving in late March/early April.
Will the Scottish Government need to step in again, as in 2020?
And I am wondering why they only report the cases confirmed by PCR whilst the testing regime has changed and LFTs (despite all their associated caveats) have taken over a major role now.
What is the point in reporting case numbers at the national level based on both, PCR and LFT, but at local levels only based on PCR? Another attempt to artificially lower case numbers and veil the disease dynamics at board level?
“Another attempt to artificially lower case numbers and veil the disease dynamics at board level?”
Maybe so – or maybe they’re shambolic – like everything else.
A recommended opinion piece: https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o90
This does not even mention further risks, such as spillover and reverse zoonosis risks or the ones associated with certain types of antivirals if rolled out too broadly and without appropriate control mechanism… but at least it is a warning that things are taken too lightly now, something we see especially in this country…