Percentage of positive tests within given cycle thresholds

Jocelyn Hammer made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Public Health Scotland

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Dear Public Health Scotland,

The WHO has stated that PCR cycle number information should now be made available for all positive tests for covid-19
I would like to know, for the whole of Scotland,
what percentage of pillar 1 positive tests had a cycle number
A) greater than 40?
B) between 35 and 40?
C) between 30 and 35?
D) less than 30?
I would like the same information for pillar 2 positive tests.
If it is not possible to give this exact information, can you please tell me the closest information you have?

Yours faithfully,

Jocelyn Hammer

Donna Mitchell (PUBLIC HEALTH SCOTLAND), Public Health Scotland

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Dear Jocelyn Hammer,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REFERENCE 2021-000368

 

Thank you for your request for information of 24 January 2021, received by
Public Health Scotland on 25 January 2021 requesting information about:

 

“The WHO has stated that PCR cycle number information should now be made
available for all positive tests for covid-19 I would like to know, for
the whole of Scotland, what percentage of pillar 1 positive tests had a
cycle number

A) greater than 40?

B) between 35 and 40?

C) between 30 and 35?

D) less than 30?

I would like the same information for pillar 2 positive tests.

If it is not possible to give this exact information, can you please tell
me the closest information you have?”

 

Your request is being dealt with and will be answered within 20 working
days in accordance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Donna Mitchell

 

Coordinator

Public Health Scotland

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Dear Jocelyn

I look forward to PHS's response.

While you wait with baited breath, you may be interested in Public Health Wales response back in November:

http://www2.nphs.wales.nhs.uk:8080/Discl...

Kind regards

Amanda

phs foi, Public Health Scotland

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Dear Jocelyn Hammer,

 

Freedom of Information Reference: 2021-000368

 

Please find attached our response to your freedom of information request.

 

I hope this information is helpful to you.  Please do not hesitate to
contact me on [1][email address] if I can be of any further assistance.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Donna Mitchell

 

Coordinator

Public Health Scotland

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