17 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,784 as 17 new positive tests were recorded in the Health Board area: PHS website

The combined stats published on 26th of January 2022 for Orkney are as follows:

  • PCR only: 13
  • LFD and Positive PCR: 1
  • LFD only: 14
  • Total: 28

“As citizens progress through their testing journey, cases can move between these three different categories. However, cases will only be counted once in the overall cumulative totals. The reporting date used is based on the earliest reporting date between an individual’s first LFD positive and PCR positive. ” Public Health Scotland

The stats for Scotland published on 26th of January 2022 are as follows:

  • 8,516 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
  • 33 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
  • 32 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,389 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,407,738 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,115,341 have received their second dose, and     3,269,583 have received a third dose or booster

Cumulative number of cases with positive PCR tests for Covid-19 by board – as reported on that date on the Scottish Government website


In the week ending 23 January, 145 deaths were registered where COVID-19 was on the death certificate.

16 deaths were aged under 65, 18 were aged 65-74, and there were 111 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

Glasgow City (17 deaths), Fife (16 deaths) and North Lanarkshire (13 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 28 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

91 deaths occurred in hospitals, 43 were in care homes, nine were at home or in a non-institutional setting, and there were two deaths in other institutions.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 145 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 10 more deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,331, which is 5% fewer than the five year average.”

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

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 10,255 people have died who have tested positive as at 26 January
  • 12,823 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 23 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 23 January)

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  1. Once again is it 17 cases or 28 ?
    The new Public Health statement on the testing ‘journey’ does not explain for me the difference.
    In fact it increases my confusion.

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