The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,921 as 12 new PCR tests have been recorded in the Health Board area.
The data for combined cases recorded for Orkney on 9th February 2022 on the Public Health Scotland website is as follows:
- PCR only: 8
- LFD positive PCR: 3
- LFD only: 42
- Total: 53
The RNA Monitoring of Kirkwall’s waste water continues to show the presence of of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid.
The stats for Scotland published on 9th February 2022 are as follows:
- 7,640 new cases of COVID-19 reported.
- 15 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
- 21 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 934 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,423,943 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,138,634 have received their second dose, and 3,328,947 have received a third dose or booster
In the week 31 January to 6 February, 118 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of four deaths from the previous week.
10 deaths were aged under 65, 23 were aged 65-74 and there were 85 deaths in people aged 75 or over.
Glasgow City (16 deaths), Fife (14 deaths) and Falkirk (11 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.
61 deaths were in hospitals, 48 were in care homes, 8 were at home or in a non-institutional setting and there was 1 death in another institutional setting.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:
“The latest figures show that last week there were 118 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is four fewer deaths than the previous week.
“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,247, which is 6% 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:
- 10,462 people have died who have tested positive as at 9 February
- 13,075 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 6 February
- 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 6 February)
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