Analysis by the Telegraph has revealed these shocking figures suggesting that the risk of catching Covid was much higher than in the community and much higher than in Scottish hospitals:
In Scotland, only 2% of Covid cases were definitely caught in hospital with 0.7% ‘probable’ and 0.7% ‘indeterminate.’
There was some variation across Scotland but the highest was Borders health board at 3.4% definite and 0.8% probable.
These events were in some ways predictable. NHS Scotland has had for some time a better record on hospital-acquired blood-poisoning (SEPSIS) and Norovirus outbreaks. See: