The cumulative total of positive Covid cases recorded in Orkney now stands at 135 as 2 more cases were reported today.
The cumulative total in Orkney for positive covid test results in Orkney now stands at 82.
The NHS Scotland App, Protect Scotland is free to download to your phone for anyone in Scotland aged 12+ Years.
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.