There were 1,116 deaths due to all causes, an excess of 57 taken over a 5 year average. There were excess deaths in Dementia/Alzheimer’s +8 ; Circulatory +26 and Other Causes +44. Of the 30 deaths involving Covid, Covid was the underlying cause in 23 of them
As at the 17th of September 2023 there were 367 people in hospital with Covid, a decrease from the previous week when it was 420.
Sampling for fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples in Scotland continue to show positive readings across the majority of sites. This is one of the few tools left to trace the prevalence of Covid in the community. This table is for Kirkwall.
“We found that people could not remember when events happened during the pandemic – in fact, their accuracy for recalling the timing of these events was as bad as events that had happened 3 or 4 years earlier. ” – Professor Sahraie
The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital is an indicative measure of the pressure on hospitals, as these patients still require isolation from other patients for infection control purposes.
In the week ending 15 January 2023, there were on average 1,147 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 11.6% decrease from the previous week ending 08 January 2023 (1,297)
Influenza incidence increased from High to Extraordinary activity level. Image shows % of vaccinations administered
In the week ending 11 December 2022, there were on average 735 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 18.2% increase from the previous week ending 04 December 2022 (622)
By week ending 04 December 2022 of the 1,878,002 people vaccinated for COVID-19 as part of the Winter 2022 vaccination programme, 90.8% were vaccinated for Flu at the same vaccination appointment
In the week ending 13 November 2022, there were on average 657 patients in hospital with COVID-19, an 8.4% decrease from the previous week ending 06 November 2022 (717)