Fresh from misintepreting the contact tracing times and setting the opposition attack dogs loose, the Sun’s Chris Musson isn’t strictly wrong, in the numbers, but wrong in the meaning they have for us.
Yes, there are more people in Scottish hospitals than there were in July. Yes, there are more in ICU and yes there are more picking up Covid in hospital but, hey, Chris:
What’s the percentage?
How many were community onset?
How does it compare?
Here, I’ll do it for you:
200 or 2.6% of the cases were maybe caught in hospital up from 189 or 2% the previous week.
7 344 or 93.6 were caught in the community.
In NHS England, one month ago when infection was lower, 17.6% of Covid cases were hospital-acquired infections and in the North West, 25%!