The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 4,563.
From 14th to 20th of March there were 202 positive Covid cases in Orkney.
How well are we doing?
The stats for Scotland published on 23rd of March 2022 are as follows:
- 12,421 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 39 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
- 25 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 2,257 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,451,641 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,176,494 have received their second dose, and have 3,479,040 received a third dose or booster
In the week ending 20 March, 118 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate. This is the same number of deaths as in the previous week.
55 deaths were male, and 63 were female. 8 deaths were aged under 65, 21 were aged 65-74, and there were 89 deaths in people aged 75 or over.
City of Edinburgh (11 deaths), North Lanarkshire (11 deaths) and Highland (10 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 29 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.
78 deaths were in hospitals, 32 were in care homes and 8 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:
“The latest figures show that last week there were 118 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is the same number of deaths as in the previous week.
“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,245, which is 8% more than the five year average.”
The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is available on the NRS website.
Since the start of the outbreak:
- 11,202 people have died who have tested positive as at 23 March
- 13,684 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 20 March
- 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 20 March)
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