The cumulative total of positive cases in Orkney has now increased to 60.
Published today, 22nd of January, are the latest figures for positive tests recorded and unfortunately cases continue to rise in Orkney. The total now recorded in Orkney is 56.
“I was delighted to see the Covid-19 vaccine arrive in Orkney last week. It is heartening that frontline NHS and care workers are being prioritised, no matter where they live.”
The 4 nations of the UK have reached an agreement over the easing of restrictions over the Christmas period.
Looking at the R-number in Scotland it does seem that this localised approach, which ensures the economy and some social contact can still take place, is working – albeit slowly.
The cumulative number of positive Covid19 tests recorded in Orkney now stands at 31.
Numbers of recorded cases in Scotland continue to be of great concern including another positive test in Orkney.
As well as the large numbers being recorded for the virus in the 5 Health Board areas under stricter measures Orkney also recorded yet another case and the Western Isles 2 more.
Fifteen newly reported deaths have occurred of people who tested positive for Covid19 in Scotland. The figures released by the Scottish Government today (20th October) also record 1,456 new cases – including one new case in Orkney.
Scotland’s Test & Protect service was rolled out across Scotland on 28 May and has since launched a ‘Protect Scotland’ app to assist in contact tracing.