Between the 25th of June and the 1st of July 2022 there were 106 new positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney. The islands have the highest rate of infection in Scotland at 473.2 (per 100,000 population) compared to Scotland at 332.3 (per 100,000 population)
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney now stands at 5,901.
Water monitoring of Kirkwall sewage system continues to show high rates of positivity. This is another tool in measuring the presence of Covid-19 in the community. This is important considering how little testing is now being done and no contact tracing taking place.
The stats for Scotland published on the PHS website on the 6th of July 2022 are as follows:
These stats are now only published weekly as are the Covid related deaths which will be available tomorrow, 7th July.
ONS also provide a weekly update for the whole of the UK. Here is the latest: UK #Covid Cases Continue to Rise
There have been 177,977 Covid related deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test in the UK since the pandemic started. And 197,288 where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.
Services are being seriously affected by the high rate of Covid in the community and the NHS is under increasing pressure with so many people having to be admitted into hospital because of the virus.
- 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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