The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 5,774 .
From 18th to 24th of June there were 108 new Covid cases reported in Orkney with a positivity rate of 482.1 per 100,000 (Scottish average rate 321.6 per 100,000)
- West Mainland: 26 – positivity rate 606.8
- Stromness, Stenness & Sandwick: 14 – positivity rate 434.1
- East Mainland: 30 – positivity rate 649.5
- Isles: 11 – positivity rate 259.1
With much less testing going on the true rate of infection is most likely higher.
Shetland now has the highest rate of infection in Scotland (489.7 per 100,000) with Orkney coming in second place.
The stats for Scotland published on 29th of June 2022 on the PHS website are as follows:
These figures are published weekly and no longer contain stats for covid related deaths. That information is published on Thursday’s by NRS.
On 20th of June the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a statement concerned about “the perception that the pandemic is over” which WHO said “is understandable, but misguided.”
“Transmission is increasing in many countries…and this is despite the fact that testing and sequencing have dropped markedly around the world.
And 40% of the world’s population remains unvaccinated.
The risk of a new and more dangerous variant emerging remains very real.
WHO remains very concerned that the lack of testing and sequencing is blinding us to the evolution of the virus.
We are equally concerned that the lessons of this pandemic will go unlearned, and the cycle of panic and neglect will be repeated.”
- 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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