An Incident Management Team (IMT) will meet on Monday afternoon to discuss progress on containing the spread of the virus. NHS Grampian recorded 144 new cases, to take its overall tally to 6408. NHS urges vigilance as two new COVID-19 cases confirmed. Internet explorer is no longer supported. Across Scotland there were 1782 new positive tests in the past 24 hours. The new cases take the tally for the NHS Highland area since the start of the pandemic to 3413. There have been no new positive cases of COVID-19 recorded in Orkney in the past 24 hours. The region's cumulative number of cases rose from 1819 to 1837 when the latest daily update was published. We will be inviting patients to come to the Kirkwall vaccination centre to receive the vaccination. NHS Highland has warned of a "significant increase" in Covid-19 cases in Highland and Argyll and Bute. Since schools went back recently there has been a sharp spike in testing requests, particularly from parents concerned for their children. Hear Linda Merriman our Clinical Nurse Manager (Inpatients and Emergency Department) talking about the support we have put in place for our staff in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. You do not need to call NHS 24 to organise a test please contact the NHS Orkney testing helpline on 01856 888211 during the hours of 0800 - 1800 - 7 days per week. EIGHTY-one new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the NHS Highland health board area in the past 24 hours. Across the country, 1,504 new cases were reported, compared to 934 reported yesterday. COVID-19 cases in Orkney - 14 August 2020 One new positive COVID-19 case has been linked to the Orkney fishing vessel bringing the number of positive cases in this cluster to six. NHS Orkney can confirm that the rise in Orkney’s Covid-19 figure by one today is another case linked to the fishing vessel cluster. NHS Orkney are working in partnership with NHS Grampian to provide a new service in Orkney which will offer support for people who feel overwhelmed, upset or personally affected by the current situation. And NHS Tayside recorded 884 new positive tests – taking its running tally from 8300 to … The Orcadian has approached NHS Orkney for comment. And there were 90 new infections in NHS Tayside, which has now reported 10,971 cases overall. Two people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases recorded since Friday to six. Changes to Visiting | Assessment Centre | Service Changes | Supporting Our Workforce | How you can get involved | News. NHS Grampian, meanwhile recorded more than 1100 fresh Covid-19 infections since Hogmanay. ➡️ you should not visit or call your GP, or visit the Emergency Department at The Balfour instead , ☎ Call immediately to book a test on 01856 888 211 between 0800-1800 - 7 days per week. The service is available to anyone who is: Meghan McEwen, Chair of NHS Orkney talks about the ways in which we are supporting our workforce and patients in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. The region’s cumulative number of cases rose from 3278 to 3359 when the latest daily update was published at 2pm. And, sadly, a further 68 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19. In line with guidance from the Scottish Government, one visitor per patient will be allowed for patients who are admitted to hospital. Three new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Orkney in the last 24 hours. But in better news, NHS Orkney has not detected a single new case since Boxing Day’s update. NHS Grampian saw its cumulative number of cases rise by 113 to 11,254. Orkney has now had 16 positive Covid cases. 12 of 12 Adverts. NHS Orkney director of public health Dr Louise Wilson said it was imperative that anyone experiencing COVID symptoms stay at … And there were 90 new infections in NHS Tayside, which has now reported 10,971 cases overall. Pamela Walker, NHS Orkney’s Ambulatory Care Manager, said urgent and necessary surgery had already restarted after it was completely stopped in May and June. This represented 11.5 per cent of all tests carried out over that time … This site has the best source of information and latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including steps we can take to avoid infection, social distancing and stay at home advice. Health officials have said it is "too early to to take too much comfort" from a fall in new Covid case numbers in Dumfries and Galloway. NHS Shetland recorded three new cases and NHS Orkney detected one. Here are our COVID-19 testing figures from last week - w/c 4 January 2021. Coronavirus news. This follows news that six new cases have been confirmed in the county during the past week, including the announcement of three new positive tests, yesterday, Saturday. Additional information and advice can be found on Scottish Government; Health Protection Scotland and the Orkney Islands Council websites. Across the country, 1,504 new cases were reported, compared to 934 reported yesterday. Urgent and necessary procedures have continued/recommenced where it has been safe to do so and within Scottish Government guidelines, she said. In the islands, Shetland saw three new Covid cases, while Orkney and the Western Isles reported no further increase. January 16, 2021 at 2:20 pm. There have been 163,762 positive tests for Covid-19 across Scotland since the start of the outbreak last year. The phone line will be open 09.30 - 16.30 from Tuesday, 5 … Sara Lewis, NHS Orkney’s Consultant in Public Health, said: “To ensure we do everything we can to prevent a rise in cases, we need to remind people how the testing system works. Elective surgeries that were stopped because of the pandemic will restart at the Balfour Hospital on August 17. Remember face coverings should be used where requested and where distancing is difficult. A ➡️ Avoid Crowded Places NHS Grampian saw its cumulative number of cases rise by 113 to 11,254. NHS Orkney's Head of Corporate Services and our Employee Director talking about the ways in which we are supporting our workforce in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. (during office hours), Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest information. And NHS Tayside detected 172 infections, for a running tally of 9742. One new positive COVID-19 case has been linked to the Orkney fishing vessel bringing the number of positive cases in this cluster to six. Some 1753 people have tested positive across Scotland in the past 24 hours, taking the national total to 160,992. The region’s cumulative number of infections rose from 3028 to 3095 when the Scottish Government published its latest daily update at 2pm. If you have any health concerns or are worried, require health advice or any further information please visit www.nhsinform.scot in the first instance or contact NHS 24 by calling 111 or if you live in the Isles contact your local GP or Nurse. The number to call is 888211. Patients must inform the nurse/midwife in charge who their designated visitor is, so that we can take their name and contact details. If that test is positive they and everyone in their household must isolate for at least ten days. There have been 163,762 positive tests for Covid-19 across Scotland since the start of the outbreak last year. Coronavirus in Scotland – track the spread in these charts and maps NHS Highland, meanwhile, recorded 21 more cases of the virus, which is the lowest daily total there so far this year. The Incident Management Team (IMT) met again this afternoon to discuss progress so far and contact tracing across NHS Highland, NHS Grampian and NHS Orkney remains ongoing. NHS Orkney is so proud of all our workforce. NHS Highland's seven-day rate per 100,000 population is 175, compared the the national average of 286.3. The free app, available now on Apple and Google stores, will enhance existing Test and Protect contact tracing measures, offering an additional layer of protection to break the chains of transmission faster. Meanwhile, in the north of Scotland, there were new cases in NHS Shetland (two), NHS Orkney (one) and NHS Eileanan Siar (one). We shall be delighted to hear from you, so here are the various ways of contacting us: By telephone to:01856 888100 And NHS Tayside added 103 new cases, for a running total of 10,548. Diabetic Retinal Screening for routine patients is now restarting but we have made some changes to how we deliver services. This can lead to others in your workplace and anywhere else you visit becoming seriously ill.”. This brings the total number of confirmed cases recorded in Orkney, to date, to 32. This is according to figures published by the Scottish Government, today, Wednesday. This is according to figures released by the Scottish Government today, Thursday. Confirmed by NHS Orkney’s laboratory, the new cases are both close contacts to a previously reported case. Across Scotland there were 2160 positive tests in the past 24 hours. The number of positive Covid-19 tests in a Shetland outbreak has risen to 58. A new case of coronavirus has been registered to Orkney in the past 24 hours — the ninth in the past fortnight. As restrictions change, remember FACTS to stop the virus spreading. NHS Orkney said positive tests had been detected in … NHS Orkney began contact tracing after a member of the trawler crew tested positive. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the north of Scotland, NHS Eileanan Siar reported no fresh cases in the past day. Women can identify one designated visitor in addition to the birth partner who will be able to visit them whilst in the Maternity. There have now been 157,079 confirmed coronavirus cases … Covid: Dorset NHS faces "serious" situation as cases rise. This means travel between Orkney and other parts of Scotland/the UK is not permitted, unless for certain essential purposes. – SC 315893, Registered Office: Hell’s Half Acre, Hatston, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1GJ, OIC councillor found guilty of confidentiality breach, Current restrictions extended and schools to remain closed for now. This should be pre-arranged with the Midwife in Charge. Avoid crowded places and keep your distance. FIFTY-eight new Covid-19 cases have been detected across the NHS Highland region in the past day. However, I am sorry to have to add that the additional ‘Covid’ safety measures we have in place continue to affect the way dentists are able to provide your care. Orkney has recorded a new case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to Scottish Government figures. There are currently 53 people in NHS Grampian hospitals with Covid … Today, the figures published on 20 January are as NHS Orkney has a direct phone line to book a COVID-19 test. 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