PCR & Covid

Derek Reid made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Lothian NHS Board

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Dear Lothian NHS Board,

1, I would be obliged if you could tell me under the Freedom of Information act how many cycles are run as standard in the PCR test?

2, How many deaths were due to Covid-19 alone and no other comorbidities that are listed on the death certificate?

3, What is the average age of death from COVID-19 from March 2020 to current date?

Yours faithfully,

Derek Reid

Foi, Lothian NHS Board

Dear Mr Reid


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Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which requires that we respond to you
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Kind Regards,


Katerina Marinitsi | Support Officer | NHS Lothian Corporate Governance
Team | [2][email address]




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Mutch, Richard, Lothian NHS Board

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