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13 New #Covid Cases in Orkney : Weekly Update

For the week of the 4th to the 10th of September 2022 13 new positive Covid cases were recorded in Orkney. Monitoring of the waste water in the Kirkwall sewage system  for traces of non-infective Covid-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) shows a decrease but continues to be positive.

These are the weekly stats published by Public Health Scotland.

In the week ending 11 September 2022 there were:

  • 9 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory-confirmed test of COVID-19, a decrease of 3 from the previous week (4 September 2022)
  • on average 657 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 5.3% decrease from the previous week ending 4 September 2022 (694)

In the week ending 4 September 2022, there were 30 deaths involving COVID-19 (11 fewer than the previous week) (source: National Records of Scotland).

View the COVID-19 Statistical Report

All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away. 

We all need to keep playing our part to protect ourselves and others. You can do this by:

  • 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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