Only 1 out of 7 850 Covid cases was picked up in hospital

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 1 August 2021 (n=16,593). 

Figure 1 is an epidemic curve of COVID-19 cases with first positive specimen taken during an inpatient stay. The length of the bars are the counts of COVID-19 cases during each week, from week ending 1 March 2020 to week ending 1 August 2021, with the bars broken down by hospital onset status: non-hospital onset (day 1 or 2 of in-patient stay), indeterminate hospital onset, probable hospital onset and definite hospital onset. The chart shows a steep increase in overall cases and definite hospital onset cases until a peak on week ending 5 April 2020. This is followed by a decline in overall cases and definite hospital onset cases since this peak; few cases were observed during July and August 2020. A subsequent increase was observed in overall and definite hospital onset cases from week ending 30 August 2020, plateauing towards the end of 2020, followed by a further increase in overall and definite hospital onset cases from week ending 3 January 2021 to a peak on week ending 17 January 2021. After the peak in January 2021, there was a decline in overall and definite hospital onset cases. From the week ending 13 June 2021 to 11 July 2021 an increase was observed in hospital onset cases, followed by a decline in cases.
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/08/25/only-1-out-of-7-850-covid-cases-was-picked-up-in-hospital/

In the week-ending 1st August (most recent data) 7 850 patients were reported for Covid. Only 1, one, had been infected in a hospital.

That’s an astonishing performance in infection control across 279 hospitals.

This data is hardly ever reported. BBC Scotland’s Lisa Summers will tweet excitedly if the graph goes up at all.

At this level, the only way is up. Watch for it.

NHS England deals with this by not reporting at all but a study published in Hospital Healthcare Europe suggested a figure of 10% over the first wave:

https://hospitalhealthcare.com/covid-19/over-1-in-10-covid-19-infections-were-hospital-acquired/embed/#?secret=U9pV1osZUKAdvertisements

3 thoughts on “Only 1 out of 7 850 Covid cases was picked up in hospital

  1. Only 1 ( one ) ???
    This will have Jackie Baillie apoplectic with fury ! She will be demanding an inquiry into why this poor soul was singled out for such poor care , and will demand the head of the Health Secretary .

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  2. OT John see last para…
    Scotland’s problem as oft observed is a media focussed on political outcomes, the “let the bodies pile high…” comments, but clearly not those of the UK Government, or either of the three (4?) opposition parties, its always SNP.

    A behaviour I’ve noticed increasingly from HMS Sarah Smith is articles are not simply opened with comments (HYS) open on random topics, but specifically opened at some arbitrary point, whereupon rentagob from Wolverhampton descends insisting they live in Argyll and have a valid view.

    Yet I’ve noted an increasingly a pushback.
    One piece I’d been watching develop “Covid in Scotland: Warning over restrictions as cases hit new high” brought the usual rent-a-mob/gob crew but they got a deluge of critics bluntly taking the piss out of the blatant propaganda. It’s now demoted to page 2 of 50.
    PQ’s reaction ?
    Take a look at their Scotland/Politics page, it’s hilarious, 5 articles with HYS open, two of which were almost demoted to obsolescence suddenly “NEW”… Jeez gunboat diplomacy for the internet age….

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