Back in November, when hospital-onset Covid infections ‘soared’ to a tenth of that in NHS England, BBC Scotland’s Health Correspondent, Lisa Summers, was all excited, tweeting and ghost-writing the above:
But, since January, when levels began to fall, she decided that falling levels were not in the public interest and I’ve had to step in to cover for her.
Here are this week’s figures:
From NHS Scotland today:
- 22 (0.5%) were reported as probable hospital onset (first positive specimen on days 8 to 14 of admission to NHS board). In the previous week (week ending 21 February 2021) there were 31 (0.5 %).
- 30 (0.7%) were reported as definite hospital onset (first positive specimen date was 15 or more days after admission to NHS board). In the previous week (week ending 21 February 2021) there were 60 (1.0%).
NHS England: Levels now low because nobody is bothering to collect them.