Data published by the National Records of Scotland on 21st of July 2022 records the following number of Covid related deaths:
- As of 17th July 2022, there have been a total of 15,179 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
- In week 28 (11th July to 17th July) there were 82 deaths involving COVID-19 (same as previous week).
- The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 28 of 2022 (11th July to 17th July) was 1,169 (121 or 12% above the 5-year average).
1 death involving Covid-19 was recorded in Orkney on 11th of July.
Of the 82 Covid related deaths in Scotland, 46 of those are where Covid was the underlying cause of death.
Age Groups Covid Related Deaths:
- Age 15 – 44: 1 death
- Age 45 – 64: 6 deaths
- Age 65 – 74: 13 deaths
- Age 75 – 84: 25 deaths
- Age 85+: 37 deaths
Of the 82 deaths: 35 were female and 47 male
Locations of the deaths were as follows: Care Home, 14 deaths; Home/Non Institutional Setting, 11 deaths; Hospital, 57 deaths
- 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.
The thing is…..deaths from Covid are still happening, regularly. But it looks like the majority of the population of not only Britain, but the world, are determined to simply behave as though it’s not there.
It’s some kind of wilful collective denial. If the situation doesn’t fit with what they want to do – they go ahead and do what they want to anyway. Living a blinkered, un-caring existence.
I’ve said it before…I’ll say it again….
Meanwhile The Orkney News will continue to present the reality of life under the shadow of Covid.
While others party on – having a ‘good time’. And others….die.
As this doctor says….
….wearing a mask is such a small thing.
I’ve got asthma – it make me a bit uncomfortable to wear a mask – BUT I BELIEVE THAT IT’S WORTH IT!!!!
Not only that mask wearing would be such a small thing to do… what we are currently doing is compromising the future of the NHS. This will inevitably cost lives.
How long does anybody think the NHS can cope with the ongoing pressures?
A doctor’s experiences make some sobering reading… https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj.o1761