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34 New #Covid Cases in Orkney: Weekly Update

Between the 10th and the 16th of July 2022 there were 34 new Covid cases recorded in Orkney. Most of the recorded cases were in West Mainland and Stromness area. This brings the cumulative total for Orkney to 6,010.

The stats published for Scotland on the PHS website, 20th July 2022 are as follows:

In the week ending 17 July 2022, there were:

  • 21 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19, a decrease of 2 from the previous week (week ending 10 Jul 2022)
  • on average 1,770 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 6.1% increase from the previous week ending 10 July 2022 (1,669).

The estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Scotland was 334,000. 

In the week ending 10 July 2022, there were 83 deaths involving COVID-19 (22 more than the previous week) (source: National Records of Scotland)

Businesses in Orkney are being encouraged to take part in the pilot of  the Scottish Government’s COVID Sense Signage scheme. You can find out more information and how to take part here: COVID Sense Signage Scheme Pilot 

If you are:

  • responsible for a building/venue or
  • you run a business or
  • are an organisation whether in the public private or third sector

you can let your customers, staff and visitors know about the things you are doing to make your building or venue COVID-19 safer by taking part in a voluntary pilot to display safety signs.

All COVID-19 rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away. Use ‘Covid sense’ to help protect yourself and others.

The COVID Sense Signage Pilot allows you to download signs to display in your venue or use on your website, showing that protective measures are in place.

It is open to all businesses, public and voluntary organisations.

Use ‘Covid sense’ to help protect yourself and others:

  • 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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