The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 4,439.
The stats for Scotland published on 18th March 2022 are as follows:
- 18,124 new cases of COVID-19 reported*
- 23 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
- 31 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 2,050 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,441,944** people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,173,678** have received their second dose, and 3,473,650** have received a third dose or booster
* Please note that figures reported today (18 March 2022) include more than a 24 hour period (from 2pm 16 March 2022 and 17 March 2022) due to the technical issues experienced earlier in the week.
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From 21 March:
- you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) in most indoor public spaces and on public transport
- some legal COVID-19 requirements will be lifted, and replaced by advice to encourage everyone to stay vigilant
To help keep yourself and others safe:
- get the vaccine or the vaccine booster
- if you don’t have symptoms take lateral flow tests twice a week, and if visiting someone vulnerable or going to a crowded place
- if you have symptoms – self isolate and book a PCR test
- open windows when meeting indoors
- wash your hands regularly, and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- work from home as well as the office if you can – businesses and workplaces should follow the safer workplace guidance
- use the apps: COVID status (vaccine passport) and Protect Scotland