Opening the above long report:
Concerns have been raised at a sharp rise in Covid infections likely to have been acquired in hospital. Public Health Scotland revealed there were 180 definite or probable “hospital onset” infections in the week ending 25 October, up from 98 the previous week. Opposition parties have called for increased testing of hospital staff.
Lets be clear, BBC Scotland health correspondent Lisa Summers follows PHS publications and found that there had been an increase in hospital acquired Covid infections. She then fed contacts in the opposition parties with the news.
She tweeted stupidly about it on the 18th:
Monica Lennon and the Greens* gave her a quote.
Leaving aside the question of how 189 becomes ‘nearly 200’, the report, though long, misses two key points:
There were 8 817 community onset infections and the hospital cases amount to only 2% of the total.
In NHS England, 17.6% of Covid cases were hospital-acquired infections and in the North West, 25%!
*Once more the Greens show a lack of awareness in asking for weekly as opposed to monthly publication of the figures. NHS England do not publish any on their own sites, at all. You have to go to a University of Oxford research group to find them.