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19 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 4,734.

The stats for Scotland published on 30th March 2022 are as follows:

  • 9,610 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 34 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
  • 20 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 2,344 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,353,991 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,092,791 have received their second dose, and have 3,451,131 received a third dose or booster

Deaths

In the week ending 20 March, 118 deaths were registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was 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:

  • 11,393 people have died who have tested positive as at 30 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)

After today, 23 March 2022, NRS will cease publishing weekly news releases and full reports but will continue to update the weekly COVID-19 death information in the data and charts spreadsheet. They will publish a full report and news release on a monthly basis.  In addition, the timing of publication will change to 9.30 am on a Thursday, commencing on Thursday 31 March.

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