Just like Anas Sarwar yesterday refusing to accept the JCVI expert’s demolition of his idea that we should do second doses quicker, so BBC Scotland are ignoring the actual data and going to estimates already 6 days old, from the ONS, the English equivalent of our NRS, to report:
One in every 90 people in Scotland is [was in week-ending 10th July] infected with Covid, say experts from the Office for National Statistics. Latest data from swab tests in the community suggests case numbers have risen again across much of the UK. The Scottish figure is up from one in every 100 the previous week – and compares with one in every 95 in England, one in 290 in Northern Ireland and one in 360 in Wales.
So, first, the above suggests things are worse in Scotland when they’re really not:
The ONS estimates are based on data for the week ending 10th July, 6 days ago. Actual infection levels have been falling fast in Scotland for nearly two weeks now and in sharp contrast climbing fast in the other three parts of the UK – facts not out-of-date estimates.
Case numbers have risen again across much of the UK? Not so.