The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney now stands at 1,869 as 13 new positive PCR tests were confirmed in the Health Board area.
Using the combined test results the statistics as published on the PHS website are as follows:
- PCR only: 7
- LFD and positive PCR: 2
- LFD only: 29
- Total: 38
Across Orkney for the period of 25th to 31st January 2022 the cases reported were as follows:
- West Mainland: 19
- Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 17
- East Mainland: 16
- Isles: 7
The positivity rate was 14.9%
The Stats for Scotland published on 3rd February 2022 are as follows:
- 8,210 new cases of COVID-19 reported.
- 31 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
- 29 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 1,083 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,417,967 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,131,914 have received their second dose, and 3,307,067 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
Can someone help with the maths here?
The Orcadian reports today a total of 43 positive cases in Dounby primary school on Wednesday (https://www.orcadian.co.uk/orkney-still-in-the-rising-phase-of-the-pandemic-as-dounby-school-appeals-to-parents/).
Hence the combined cases as reported by PHS (see graph on the top of this article) should have been above the 40 case mark for either today’s figures or yesterday’s, depending how far they are behind in their data compilation for report publication.
I find this very odd because it would suggest that either these test results (presumedly routine pupli/staff testing) do not find their way into the published stats or alternatively are reported with some time delay. Which is it? Neither is ideal…
Waiting to see whether they will be included in tomorrow’s figures… before the weekend comes along when PHS ‘conveniently’ provide no longer any regional updates anyway.
Two years into the pandemic… and the whole reporting system for an infectious disease still isn’t up to its purposes… and remains trial and error… experimental…