The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 4,537.
Sadly there has been another Covid related death in Orkney – recorded on 20th March 2022. Our thoughts here at The Orkney News are with all those who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to this dreadful virus.
Scotland’s Covid-19 waste water monitoring continues to show high levels of coronavirus’ RNA in local waste water samples from Kirkwall. This invaluable extra tool in measuring the Covid-19 virus spread was only extended by the Scottish Government to March 2022.
The stats for Scotland published on 22nd March 2022 are as follows:
- 11,912 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 37 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
- 29 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 2,221 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,450,515 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,175,888 have received their second dose, and have 3,477,790 received a third dose or booster
Please remember to:
- 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
- you must wear a face covering (unless exempt) in most indoor public spaces and on public transport
- 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
The levels of covid in the waste water here are still very high.
Shame the recording is to end this month.
Another means of keeping tabs on covid being dropped.
Not sure this is sensible – it cant cost much to do surely.