Scotland: Dozens moved to care homes after Covid diagnosis

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(Source: BBC News)

At least 37 patients were transferred from Scottish hospitals to care homes after testing positive for coronavirus. Official figures previously revealed 1,431 untested patients were moved between 1 March and 21 April, before pre-discharge testing became mandatory.

An investigation by the Sunday Post found at least 300 people were tested during that time.

The Scottish government said discharge decisions were taken by clinicians based on people's needs. But opposition parties have condemned the newspaper's findings, which are based on a freedom of information request.

It revealed five of Scotland's 14 health boards confirmed positive tests were recorded prior to discharge between 1 March and 21 April.

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