165 New #Covid Cases in Orkney Since Friday

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 3,811.

Saturday 5th March: 55 new cases, cumulative total 3,701

Sunday 6th March: 50 new cases, cumulative total 3,751

Monday 7th March: 60 new cases, cumulative total 3,811

From 26th of February to the 4th of March there were 503 new positive Covid cases in Orkney, a positivity rate of 2,245.5 per 100,000 ( the Scottish average over the same period was 1,005 per 100,000)

The Scottish figures published on 7th of March are as follows:

  • 8,656 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
  • 1,360 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,438,528 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,162,451 have received their second dose, and 3,451,358 have received a third dose or booster

On the 7th of March 2020 the whole of Scotland recorded a total of 16 positive Covid cases. By 7th of March 2021 the total number of cases recorded in Scotland was 205,498 ( 7th March 2022 it is 1,510,238) . Orkney had a cumulative total of 70 Covid cases by 7th of March 2021, a figure it had since the 18th of February 2021 . Today, 7th March 2022 Orkney has a cumulative total of 3,811. Instead of Covid being over it is still very much on the increase in Orkney with schools, care homes and businesses all affected by the transmission of the virus.

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