21 New #Covid Cases in Orkney

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 4,755.

The water monitoring of Kirkwall sewage shows continued high results of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples.

As the number of positive tests recorded in Orkney continues to fall it could be that people are either not aware they are infectious or that they are aware but are not taking a test to confirm it. It could also be an issue with the collection of data at a national level.

The stats for Scotland published on 31st March 2022 are as follows:

  • 9,064* new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 35 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
  • 25 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 2,381 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,354,556 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,092,996 have received their second dose, and have 3,451,683 received a third dose or booster

*Please note that Public Health Scotland (PHS) are aware of potential data flow issues which may be resulting in lower than usual numbers of LFD tests and cases. PHS are currently investigating.

See also: #Covid Update: Restrictions Ease in Scotland as Hospitalisations Increase

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  1. I understand that SEPA will halt the sampling of local waste water at the end of March – the last
    reading shown above may have been the final one.
    Surely an infrequent but regular sampling does not not cost much to do – yet it provides a useful guide to how much of the virus is present amongst us. The latest results present the highest ever RNA readings to date – by a long way.
    It does seem, like in England, that the relevance of testing is being abandoned.
    I will continue to use LFD tests when appropriate and report each result.
    It is time for the governments to be honest with us and admit that a herd immunity strategy is being implemented.

  2. Thanks for the link!
    Surely, they must have decided in the meantime to extend beyond that date? After all, that was published a year ago. Otherwise, there would be no surveillance mechanism (other than possibly ONS which will apparently continue… for now), since testing is about to disappear.

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