The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 5,473.
From 28th of May to 3rd of June there were 77 positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney, a positivity rate of 343.8 per 100,000. (The positivity rate for Scotland over the same period was 137.7 per 100,000)
The stats published on the PHS website for 8th of June 2022 are as follows:
The Covid stats for Scotland are now only being published weekly, every Wednesday, by Public Health Scotland. PHS no longer report the number of deaths due to Covid. Those will only be available on a Thursday from NRS.
There have been 178,998 deaths in the UK to date within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19. As of 29th May 2022, there have been a total of 14,799 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
There are estimated to be 2million people in the UK who have long Covid.
“Long covid symptoms adversely affected the day-to-day activities of 1.4 million people (71%) of those who self-reported long covid, with 20% reporting that their ability to go about day-to-day activities had been “limited a lot.”
Fatigue was the most common symptom reported (55% of those who self-reported long covid), followed by shortness of breath (32%), a cough (23%), and muscle ache (23%).
Of the two million, 1.4 million had covid-19 at least 12 weeks previously, while 826 000 had it at least one year previously and 376 000 said they had it at least two years previously.
Self-reported long covid was highest in people aged 35 to 69; women; people living in more deprived areas; those working in social care, education, or healthcare; and those with another health condition or disability.
Of people with self-reported long covid, 30% first had covid-19 before alpha became the dominant variant, compared with 12% in the alpha period, 21% in the delta period, and 31% in the omicron period.” Covid-19: Two million people in the UK are estimated to be experiencing long covid, says ONS
- 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
- wash your hands to protect yourself
Care for yourself and others to help slow down the spread of the virus and reduce pressure on our health services.
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