Only 37 (0.1%) of Covid cases were reported as definitely picked up in hospitals, down from 53 in the previous week, in the week-ending 28th March 2021. A further 25 (0.2%), down from 27, were probable cases and 25 812 (98.7%) were picked up in the community.
Why do they decrease or increase? I bet it’s that SNP not providing enough nurses or cleaners.
Well, you’ll see from the two graphs below, hospital-onset infections started to climb at the end of September 2020 as admissions increased. More patients, more infection. Who’d a thunk?
The same thing happened in the first wave. Admissions start to fall at the end of April and, as if by magic, hospital infections did too.
I used to be a primary teacher. I rate that concept teachable at P4, age 9.
It’d be P6, age 10 though, before I’d explain the percentages. So, it’s 2% to 3% definite cases and around 2% probable cases at the peak.
NHS England has solved its problem with reports of up to 25% in October of all cases hospital-onset, compared to 1% in Scotland, by just not recording that anymore.