The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 2,494.
Saturday 12th February 39 new cases, cumulative total 2,432
Sunday 13th February 33 new cases, cumulative total 2,465
Monday 14th February 29 new cases, cumulative total 2,494
From 5th of February to 11th of February 2022 there were 263 new cases recorded in Orkney.
- West Mainland: 49
- Stromness, Sandwick, Stenness: 22
- East Mainland: 73
- Isles: 13
Waste water monitoring for Kirkwall to pinpoint fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA for the 7th of February:
The stats for Scotland published on 14th of February 2022 are as follows:
- 5,118 new cases of COVID-19 reported.
- 0 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are generally closed at weekends)
- 18 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 884 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,428,021 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,143,511 have received their second dose, and 3,352,239 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
I’m wondering what the cumulative total of deaths from Covid is for Orkney? I’m not being morbid – but it’s a number that matters.
Personally, I don’t fear death – what I fear is being seriously ill again and Mike having to look after me while trying to get on with his work, again. That was horrible, and I’ll avoid it if I possibly can.
But I realise that the big fear for many people is death.
I’m remembering a woman last year commenting in TON that she was coming to Orkney for her holiday as planned, as there hadn’t been any deaths here – when there had been.
Sometimes comparisons are made with numbers of deaths from other causes. But, mostly, those other cause aren’t infectious diseases – so the comparisons aren’t really relevant.
12 within the 28 days of a positive Covid test since the start of the pandemic
Thank you Fiona – so, that’s 12 in less than 2 years.