13 New #Covid Cases in Orkney Since Friday

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,718 as 13 new test results were recorded in the Health Board Area since Friday:

  • Saturday 15th January +17 cumulative total 1,705
  • Sunday 16th January +5 cumulative total 1,717
  • Monday 17th January +1 cumulative total 1,718.

The Stats for Scotland published on 17th of January 2022 are as follows:

  • 6,221 new cases of COVID-19 reported*. Please note that this figure now includes cases identified using either a first LFD (Lateral Flow Device) or PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) positive test
  • 0 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
  • 43** people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,557** people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,400,229 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,087,517 have received their second dose, and 3,204,311 have received a third dose or booster

* Please note that, from today, positive cases are reported against the first positive reporting date from PCR or LFD (previously assigned to PCR reporting date).

** One health board has not been able to submit data since Sunday 16/01/2022, their data has been rolled forwards from Saturday 15/01/2022.

Link: Scottish Government  blog post for more information about the changes to reporting on COVID cases.

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