the cumulative cases from 24th-26th April 2021 includes one case that has arisen as a result of a laboratory processing error for NHS Orkney on 24th April 2021 and will be denotified.
Check-In Scotland is a new app that will allow businesses and people to quickly share their contact details when visiting a venue.
Those aged 12-15 who have smartphones are being encouraged to download the Protect Scotland app.
“This new variant demonstrates how serious Covid is and reinforces the need to minimise the spread of the virus. “
“And while there is a wish amongst leaders to protect their own people first, the response to this pandemic must be collective.” WHO
Orkney which for so long had few Covid positive cases has seen recent increases and today, 9th of January, has recorded a cumulative total of 45.
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.
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.
Today, 19th of September 2020, 350 new cases of the virus Covid19 were reported in Scotland. Sadly there were also 3 deaths of people who had tested positive.
People in Orkney are being urged to download the new Protect Scotland app to supress the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).