There were 89 Covid related deaths – in 50 of the deaths Covid was the main cause
There were 92 deaths involving COVID-19 (8 more than the previous week)
1 death involving Covid-19 was recorded in Orkney on 11th of July.
In week 26 (27th June to 3rd July) there were 61 deaths involving COVID-19 (9 more than the previous week).
1 death involving Covid was recorded in Orkney on 13th of June 2022
Orkney now has the highest rates of infection in Scotland.
“The latest figures show that last week there were 38 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 18 more deaths than the previous week.”
“We have secured a good level of national census returns and coverage.” Paul Lowe, Registrar General for Scotland and Chief Executive, National Records of Scotland
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 857 as 16 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.
Rhoda Grant, Labour MSP for the Highlands and Islands has described the latest figures for drugs deaths in Scotland as ‘devastating’ for individuals and their families.