Of the 66 deaths – Covid was the underlying cause of 42 of them. The number of excess deaths based on a 5 year average was 112 for that week.
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.
“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” George Orwell
“Our challenge is to understand why patients with severe cases of COVID-19 are so prone to the development of these clots in big and small blood vessels throughout the body. ” Prof Nicola Mutch from the University of Aberdeen
Of the 57 deaths – Covid was the main cause of 38 of them. 10 deaths took place in Care Homes, 4 were at Home/Non Institutional setting, and 43 were in hospital.
Orkney has the fifth highest rate of cases in Scotland at 111.6 per 100,000 compared to a Scottish average of 94 per 100,000.
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland has called for an emergency meeting with the UK Prime Minister and the heads of the Welsh and Northern Ireland governments.
Trade unions in England have written to the UK Government over precautions which should be in place in schools to limit the transmission of Covid within those settings.
2.8% of the population were experiencing self-reported long COVID (symptoms continuing for more than four weeks after the first suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) infection that were not explained by something else) as of 2 July 2022 “
There were 89 Covid related deaths – in 50 of the deaths Covid was the main cause