99.7% success rate for those SNP contact tracers? Nooo!!
Baillie’s pursuit of the Health Secretary, on the latter’s promise of 2 000 contact tracers, stumbles along blinkered by the lack of facts. Neither she nor the Herald care to ask, do we need the 2 000 now that we can see how things are going?
How are things going? Well, on the19th August, we heard how they did on the Aberdeen outbreak:
Of the people identified as requiring contact tracing only three individuals out of 925 could not be contacted. In other words, teams traced 99.7% of those positive cases which is quite a remarkable achievement. Based on that work, the teams also traced more than 5,000 contacts. And they have been successful in contacting 98.8% of those individuals. Again, a very important achievement indeed.
You’ll know that these figures can only be dreamed of in England, where they can only reach 79% if they fake them.
Ah, but, wait, what about returning tourists?
In a stunning performance only just lower than the 99.7% of contacts made in community outbreaks in Scotland, Public Health Scotland‘s teams have contacted 98.14% of all tourists who should have isolated after visiting high risk countries.
Calculated from data in: