The cumulative total of Covid cases is now at 6,114.
From the 7th to the 13th of August there were 16 new Covid cases recorded in Orkney.
Despite the low number of Covid cases being recorded in Orkney, the monitoring of waste water in the area served by the Kirkwall sewage system shows a very high positive count – an increasing trend.
Samples from every health board area are tested for traces of non-infective Covid-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) and shared with public health partners so they can see where rates are increasing or decreasing. RNA Monitoring
The stats for Scotland published on the PHS website on 17th of August were as follows:
In the week ending 14 August 2022 there were:
- 15 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19, a decrease of 1 from the previous week (07 August 2022)
- on average 934 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 18.3% decrease from the previous week ending 07 August 2022 (1,143)
In the week ending 7 August 2022, there were 57 deaths involving COVID-19 (34 fewer than the previous week) (source: National Records of Scotland).
By 4 August 2022, 69% (1st dose), 60% (2nd dose) and 46% (3rd/booster dose) of those in prison had received a COVID-19 vaccination
- getting your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
- staying at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
- opening windows when socialising indoors
- wearing a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- washing 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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