From 17th to 23rd of July 2022 there were 35 new Covid cases recorded in Orkney with a positivity rate of 156.3 (per 100,000). This brought the cumulative total of Covid cases recorded in Orkney to 6,044.
The monitoring of waste water in the Kirkwall sewage network continues to show a positive record for coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water .
“In Scotland, during the period 01 July 2022 to 14 July 2022 COVID-19 wastewater levels varied between 90 to 160 Mgc/p/d. Considerable uncertainty is present, but indications are that in the most recent week of data, COVID-19 viral levels in wastewater are increasing.” PHS Statistical Report
In Scotland 1 in 15 people are estimated to have Covid – 340,900 people.
In the week ending 24 July 2022 there were:
- 31 new admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) with a laboratory-confirmed test of COVID-19, an increase of 5 from the previous week (week ending 17 Jul 2022)
- on average 1,660 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 6.3% decrease from the previous week ending 17 July 2022 (1,772)
In the week ending 17 July 2022, there were 82 deaths involving COVID-19 (the same as the previous week) (source: National Records of Scotland). Covid was the underlying cause of 46 of the deaths.
Click on this link for more information: Public Health Scotland COVID-19 Statistical Report as at 25th July 2022
- 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.
Seeing the figures for Orkney for the last couple of weeks I found myself thinking – at least it’s down to double figures, not triple. Then I realised that’s probably because less people are testing, and recording their tests. And…I feel like giving up. Not giving up and going back among people – I mean to avoid being seriously ill again if I possibly can, so I’ll avoid being indoors with un-known people and Mike will, cautiously, shop once a week and only go into work when he has to.
No, I feel like giving up banging my head against a brick wall try to get folk to pay attention to the fact that Covid is still with us – people are still getting very ill, and people are still dying from it.
I see more and more images of crowds of people jammed together, not a mask in sight – some kind of wilful denial of the situation.
And I think I’ll have to give up.
Good on you, Fiona for still posting these stats, and for writing articles about Covid. Good on you – I’m just too tired and worn out to keep going on about it.
Not half as tired and worn out as the NHS staff though…. https://www.change.org/p/bring-back-covid-sick-pay-for-nhs-professionals