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The number of people in intensive care units across Scotland who are suffering from very serious Covid-19 infections is remaining stable at around 2/3rds the level of two months ago.

This comes as overall case numbers continue to soar. 

The latest update from NHSWI Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson yesterday (Thursday January 6) said there had been 30 cases: 23 on Lewis, 4 on Harris, 1 on North Uist, 1 on South Uist and 1 on Barra.

NHSWI have 2 drop-in clinics today:
  • Co-op, Macaulay Road, Stornoway: 9am - 7.30pm  
  • OUaB: 10am - 6pm
  • Both offer COVID 1st & 2nd doses, COVID booster & Flu.

Scottish Summary: 6 January 2022 

  • 11,360 new cases of COVID-19 reported*
  • 57,217 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results*
  • 23.1% of these were positive
  • 18 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive
  • 1,267 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 43 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,387,192 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination
  • 4,033,635 have received their second dose
  • 3,041,961 have received a third dose or booster**

* There continues to be large volumes of tests being processed by labs; this and the holiday weekend have impacted turnaround times resulting in delays between specimens being taken and results being received and reported. Public Health Scotland are continuing to monitor the situation.

** Public Health Scotland note that the issue with the vaccination data reported yesterday has now been resolved and figures presented today are up to date.