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Saturday, October 8th, 2022, 7:36 pm

Scotland is Already Suffering a COVID-19 Surge, Admissions to ICUs Nearly Doubled in a Week

COVID-19 statistical report

As noted earlier today [1, 2], getting COVID-19 data on — or from — Scotland has gotten a lot harder. The above COVID-19 statistical report (“This weekly release by Public Health Scotland presents data on COVID-19 across NHS Scotland.”) says some interesting things. The first main point is: “In Scotland, in the week ending 20 September 2022, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 117,100 (95% credible interval: 93,600 to 143,500), equating to 2.22% of the population, or around 1 in 45 people…”

The next point after that says: “In the week ending 02 October 2022, there were on average 744 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 12.0% increase from the previous week ending 25 September 2022 (664)…”

And there’s also a ~50% leap in ICU ‘escalation’ (many cannot survive): “In the week ending 02 October 2022 there were 19 new admissions to Intensive Care Units (ICUs) with a laboratory confirmed test of COVID-19, an increase of 8 from the previous week (25 September 2022)…”

It then says: “The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a wider impact on health and care as a result of the lockdown, economic pressures and changes to health services.”

This seems like an excuse for increased deaths, but here is the summary and full report. They published the data in proprietary Microsoft formats, so here it is in ODF.

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