Risk of catching Covid in English hospitals still infinitely higher than in Scotland

Figure 1: Epidemic curve of COVID-19 cases with first positive specimen taken during an inpatient stay, by onset status: week-ending 1 March 2020 to week-ending 18 April 2021 (n=15,337).
https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/covid-19/hospital-onset-covid-19-cases-in-scotland/

From NHS Scotland today:

2 (0.1%) 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 11 April 2021) there were 3 (0.2%).

0 (0.0%) 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 11 April 2021) there were 3 (0.2%).

So, 0 or 0% of Covid cases in Scottish hospitals were definitely caught there.

Unlike NHS Scotland, NHS England does not publish regular hospital onset data. However, Jeremy Hunt, chair of the UK’s Health and Social Care Select Committee, is calling for an investigation into the high number of people catching Covid in hospitals because:

15%, even now? 15% compared to 0%. Where’s Lisa Summers?

4 thoughts on “Risk of catching Covid in English hospitals still infinitely higher than in Scotland

  1. The thing is, it is unlikely the Tories could have turned a public health threat into a public health disaster, if we had a working constitution and Westminster did not consider itself above international law. Which means it is a poor forum for supporting human rights, including the right to health. Which means its a poor forum for supporting democracy.

    The Implicit Constitutional Right to Live in a
    Healthy Environment
    https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.1077.3589&rep=rep1&type=pdf

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