Scotland achieves New Zealand-style testing benchmark as only one Covid case detected for every 200 tests


ONLY one in every 200 Covid tests carried out in Scotland is now detecting a positive case, as the prevalence of the virus continues to fall.

The ratio of positive to negative test results indicates that Scotland “is on the safe side” in terms of controlling the pandemic, according to a scientific briefing paper that draws comparisons with the performance in New Zealand and South Korea.

It has also plunged since April, when more than one in five tests were coming back positive.

It came as Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that no deaths from Covid had been reported in Scotland for a second day in a row, with just 15 confirmed or suspected Covid patients in intensive care. US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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