8,726 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate up to 7 February 2021
The public is being urged to not drop their guard as positive cases of Covid19 continue to rise. Today’s figures also saw the first increase in Orkney for several days bringing in the cumulative total in the islands to 41.
For 10 days in a row Scotland has had no deaths recorded due to Covid19.
As of the 21st of June 2020 there had been a total of 4,119 deaths in Scotland where Covid19 was mentioned on the death registration.
Also published was the number of staff and residents in Care Homes who had been tested for Covid 19.
“Without knowing the extent of testing in Orkney, it is difficult to know what to make of the relatively low numbers of confirmed cases of Covid.”Liam McArthur
There have been 3,213 deaths in Scotland (as of 10th of May) where Covid19 has been mentioned as either the main or contributing cause on the death certificate.
The weekly figures published by the NRS as at the 3rd of May show a continued shift from deaths in hospital to those in care homes.
“Orkney, and the Western Isles are places where we could do something different from the rest of the country, because they have had very few cases and they have very good public health systems.”