The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,823.
Saturday +4 new cases = cumulative total 18,111
Sunday +6 new cases = cumulative total 1,817
Monday +6 new cases = cumulative total 1,823
The latest combined statistics on the PHS website are as follows:
- PCR only: 4
- LFD and Positive PCR combined: 0
- LFD only: 26
- Total: 30
The positivity rate for Orkney is 14.4%
The stats for Scotland published on 31st January 2022 are as follows:
- 5,887 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 0 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are now generally closed at weekends)
- 33 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 1,206 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,411,649 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,127,051 have received their second dose, and 3,295,501 have received a third dose or booster
- 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 lateral flow tests
- follow the guidance on self-isolating and booking a test
- wear a face covering where required
- if mixing with others, try to gather in small groups only
- wash your hands regularly and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- open windows when meeting indoors
- a mixture of home and office working is allowed
- use the apps: COVID status, Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland
Last Saturday morning we received an email from our friends in New Zealand – which has done so well, for so long – saying……..
“We are just getting Omicron about to take off. Someone thought it was a good idea last w/e to put on a rock concert, now 8,000 people have been told to get tests ‘cos 100 people have tested positive from it and the numbers are expected to skyrocket. It may be our ‘super spreader event’.”
Think about it – please – think hard before attending an indoor event – however large or small.
It’s hard to tell yet, but it’s possible that the new variant of the Omicron variant is more transmissible. THINK.
If a virus gets a chance, it will spread and evolve – they spread via humans – don’t give them that chance.