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36 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases has now reached 2,595.

From 7th to 13th of February there were 288 positive Covid cases in Orkney.

Vaccinations

15,574 ( 78.5%) of those aged 12 years and over have had the third (booster) jag in Orkney.

The stats for Scotland published on 16th February 2022 are as follows:

  • 7,449 new cases of COVID-19 reported.
  • 16 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
  • 13 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 912 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,429,337 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,145,785 have received their second dose, and 3,366,018 have received a third dose or booster

Deaths

In the week 7 to 13 February, 79 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 39 deaths from the previous week.

59 deaths were aged 75 or older, 15 were aged 65 to 74 and 5 were under 65. 38 were female and 41 were male.

There were 13 deaths in Glasgow City, 8 in City of Edinburgh and 6 in Fife. In total 27 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.

52 were in hospitals, 23 were in care homes and 4 were at home or a non-institutional setting.

Monthly analysis shows that the age-standardised rate of COVID-related deaths was higher in January 2022 (115 per 100,000) compared to December 2021 (66 per 100,000). Throughout the pandemic, the highest rate of COVID-related deaths was 585 per 100,000 people in April 2020.

Of the 13,061 deaths involving COVID-19 between March 2020 and January 2022, 93% (12,115) had at least one pre-existing condition, with the most common being dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 79 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 39 fewer deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,226, which is 41, or 3%, fewer than the five year average.”

There have been seven deaths in Scotland in which the underlying cause of death was due to the adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19, and one death where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate. This is an increase of one from the figure reported last month. By 31 January 2022, statistics from Public Health Scotland state that 4.4 million people had been given at least one vaccine dose.

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

Since the start of the outbreak:

  • 10,544 people have died who have tested positive as at 16 February
  • 13,157 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 13 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 13 February)

Care Homes

  • as at 15 February, 184 (17%) adult care homes had a current case of suspected COVID-19
  • in the week 7 to 13 February, there were 329 new confirmed positive COVID‑19 cases among care home residents and 458 among care home staff
  • as of 13 February 2022, there have been 15,871 confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst residents and 13,904 amongst staff of care homes for all ages since 9 March 2020

From 7th to 13th of February there were 215 deaths in Care Homes in Scotland. 12 (6%) were Covid confirmed, 1 was suspected Covid and 202 (94%) were due to other causes.

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