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.
The weekly stats produced by the National Record of Scotland (NRS) continue to show Scotland’s success in limiting the spread of the deadly virus Covid19.
Today, 10th of July, is the start of the mandatory wearing of face masks/coverings in shops for most people.
Public health measures introduced in Scotland have protected our communities from increased exposure to the deadly virus and allowed frontline workers to continue to work safely.
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.
Care homes again are where the majority of deaths are occurring at 52% of all Covid related deaths.
Physical distancing will be applied to all public transport in order to limit transmission of Covid19 and to protect workers and other users.
“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
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.”