The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 4,340.
Sadly another death due to Covid has been registered in Orkney on 12th March.
There is no data provided by Public Health Scotland for Saturday 12th , Sunday, 13th and Monday, 14th.
Between the 6th and 12th March there were 376 new positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney.
How well are we doing?
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The technical issue affecting yesterday’s reporting has been resolved. The backlog of data has been processed. Please note that today’s newly reported figures covers data since Saturday 12 March – however, trend data is available by specimen date on the PHS Daily Dashboard.
The stats for Scotland published on 15th March 2022 are as follows:
- 38,770 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 25 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
- 33 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 1,996 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,441,175 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,171,128 have received their second dose, and 3,468,504 have received a third dose or booster
- get the vaccine or the vaccine booster
- take lateral flow tests twice a week, and if visiting someone vulnerable or going to a crowded place – 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
just wondering whether the Scottish Government could benefit from a calculator… if I deduct the last cumulative case figure before the ‘glitch’ from the one today, the numbers of new cases over this period is roughly 10,000 cases more.
Good news that they keep the mask mandate in place for another few weeks, but they should have kept it for workplaces too and not only for shops and public transport. People are likely to spend far more hours in workplaces than in shops or on transport and should not be forced to take unneccesary risks only because they have to earn a living.
It is extremely difficult to keep the faith in daily case numbers now.
Those experts, with the task of monitoring the progress of Covid-19 (whichever variant), must
surely be pulling their hair out. Or have they been laid off?
As for testing – I think that has all gone to pot.
You appear to have an altogether unhealthy preoccupation with Covid figures.
Given face masks haven’t been required in England for a month and cases there are lower, you don’t have to be an epidemiologist to reckon they may not be the solution Sturgeon’s hoping for…but no doubt you’ll know better.
Cases in England have risen from 31000 per day on the 4th of march to 163000 per day on the 14th of March, not going down are they. You do not have to be an epidemiologist to realise that given that face masks have not been a requirement in England for a month that this may not be the solution that Boris the idiot was hoping for, but no doubt, you know better Lachluan.
You may want to invest in a calculator too. And it could help if you looked at the (downloadable) data and not only the headlines or summary published by the UK government. Could be an eye opener for you.
And no, one does not have to be an epidemiologist… but some basic grasp of maths is useful.
Not sure what is more unhealthy: a preoccupation with data which indicates where this pandemic is going, or an unhealthy, ill-informed attitude to an infectious disease over which the government is abandoning control.
Duncan, I hope you know that my comments were directed at Mr McDougal and not you. Replies are apparently just listed chronologically.
P.S.: Fully agree with your comment about Boris. He is not the man one wants to lead the country… during a pandemic or during a time of conflict… I’d rather have him partying in his garden… working hard for the nation by finishing off the cheese and the bubbly…
Please folks – leave him be. Responding to him just feeds his ego.
To quote The Duchess in ‘Alice’ …..
“Pay no attention to the McDougal man
Ignore him when he sleazes
For he could thoroughly enjoy
Real discussion if he pleases
He only does it to annoy
Because he knows it teases!”