The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 4,765.
* Please note, Public Health Scotland (PHS) have flagged due to timing of when these were processed this morning the newly reported figures for the last 24 hours may be a little lower than expected, and will be included within the next 24 hour reporting period (Saturday) which PHS will provide on Monday.
The stats for Scotland published on 1st April 2022 are as follows:
- 6,935* new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 41 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
- 22 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 2,383 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 4,355,289 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, 4,093,341 have received their second dose, and have 3,452,587 received a third dose or booster
Please remember it is still a legal requirement to wear a face mask in Scotland in shops and most indoor spaces.
- 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
Changes from 4 April: the requirement to wear a face covering will be lifted:
- in places of worship
- at marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations
- at funeral services and commemorative events, such as memorial services
In case anybody is being fooled by the low numbers (it is the 1st of April after all)… I recommed today’s IndependentSage briefing, or at least Christina Pagel’s overview and interpretation of the data at the beginning: