“”These are not easy issues, but, if there are different ways of protecting our island communities, we are open to them.”
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.
Today, 19th of September 2020, 350 new cases of the virus Covid19 were reported in Scotland. Sadly there were also 3 deaths of people who had tested positive.
“I am today giving the nation advance notice, that the coming days are likely to see some hard but necessary decisions.”
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“the virus is still very much here so we must continue to do the right thing.”
The Scottish Government has updated its Testing Strategy. All people contact traced and asked to isolate are also requested to take a Covid19 test whether or not they have symptoms.
NHS Orkney has reminded people of the three things they need to do to suppress the virus
In Orkney, officially, the number of cases of people resident in the islands has increased by over 5 in only 2 days and is now at 14. This is a cumulative figure – the total number of positive confirmed tests.
It has been known for some time that although the official cases in Orkney had remained low, up until now, it was understood that the virus was present in the community.