Scotland’s cases of covid continue to rise. Today’s published figures show a rise of 714 new confirmed cases . This is 11.5% of those people newly tested. In Orkney the officially confirmed number now totals 22.
“The restrictions focus on households and in the hospitality sector, as evidence shows that these are the sources of the highest number of new positive cases.”
“”The decisions we all make as individuals, still affect the safety and well-being of our communities.” Nicola Sturgeon
“Many people in Orkney and further afield regard our Cathedral as a very special place and we must have all measures in place ahead of its reopening to ensure the safety of all.”
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.
“In my opinion, it is the greatest natural hazard in terms of the numbers at risk of poisoning.”
“At this stage, this will be national data though we intend to break it down regionally in the weeks ahead and add more detail to it.” Nicola Sturgeon
A spokesperson for Orkney Islands Council said:”We would reassure the public that there have categorically been no positive Covid19 tests in Orkney’s care homes, whether that be staff or residents. “
“a face covering that is 60% effective at blocking viral transmission and is worn by 60% of the population will reduce R0 to below 1.0”
On 17th of May 1749 Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.