12 New #Covid Cases in Orkney Since Monday

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 5,326.

Water monitoring of Kirkwall’s waste water for Covid-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) is starting to show a decrease although still remains positive and high.

You can find data on waste water monitoring for the whole of Scotland here: Informatics SEPA click on the dots to find the reading for each location.

The stats for Scotland on 19th of May published on the PHS website are as follows:

Also published today are the deaths due to Covid-19 from the National Records of Scotland. The data also includes deaths from other causes.

Deaths NRS

  • As at 15th May 2022, there have been a total of 14,699 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • In week 19 (9th to 15th May) there were 60 deaths involving COVID-19 (down by 27 on week 18).
  • The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 19 of 2022 (9th May to 15th May) was 1,221 (17% above the 5-year average).

46 of the deaths were aged 75 or older, seven were aged 65 to 74, and seven were under 65. 21 were female and 39 were male.

There were five deaths in Fife and five deaths in Renfrewshire, with four deaths in each of Aberdeenshire, Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire, and South Lanarkshire.

In total, 23 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.

44 were in hospitals, nine were in care homes, and seven were at home or a non-institutional setting.

Our monthly analysis shows that the age standardised death rate for deaths involving COVID-19 was lower in April 2022 (112 per 100,000) compared to March 2022 (147 per 100,000). Throughout the pandemic, the highest rate was 585 deaths per 100,000 people in April 2020.

Of the 14,616 deaths involving COVID-19 between March 2020 and April 2022, 93% (13,606) had at least one pre-existing condition. Just under one quarter of people whose death involved COVID-19 had dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This was the most common main pre-existing condition.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 60 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 27 fewer deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in the latest week was 1,221, which is 176, or 17%, more than the five year average.”

There have been nine deaths in Scotland in which the underlying cause of death was due to the adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19, and two further deaths where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate. This is no increase from the figure reported last month. By 30 April 2022, statistics from Public Health Scotland state that 4.4 million people had been given at least one vaccine dose.

The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is available on the NRS website.

  • get your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
  • stay at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
  • open windows when socialising indoors
  • wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
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