Extra sufferers had been positively or most likely contaminated with Covid-19 whereas in hospital through the second wave of coronavirus, in line with official figures.
Public Well being Scotland discovered 1,058 individuals positively caught coronavirus whereas in hospital between the beginning of the pandemic and July 19.
An extra 273 infections most likely occurred on hospital wards throughout that point.
There was then a five-week interval from July 20 to August 23 with no particular circumstances and simply two possible infections in Scottish hospitals.
However since then, 1,045 particular circumstances of hospital transmission and 556 possible circumstances have been recorded.
Nonetheless, there have been nearly 70,000 extra circumstances locally through the second wave, in line with the official knowledge, and the best variety of weekly infections had been recorded through the first wave.
Throughout the first wave, the week ending April 12 noticed 250 possible or particular infections happen in hospitals, in comparison with the second wave’s peak of 200 infections within the closing week of October.
The figures, which cowl the interval up till December 13, file a particular case of hospital an infection in circumstances the place a affected person examined optimistic for Covid-19 15 days or extra after being admitted to hospital.
“Possible” circumstances are the place a optimistic check result’s recorded eight to 14 days after somebody was admitted.
Scottish Labour’s well being spokeswoman Monica Lennon stated: “It is a disaster occurring on our NHS wards.
“Scottish Labour has referred to as repeatedly for enhanced security measures to be put in place to guard hospital workers and sufferers, together with routine testing and enhanced PPE, in order that each Covid and non-Covid diseases will be handled.
“Throughout the Christmas recess, I wrote to Jeane Freeman urging her to evaluation PPE steering in mild of the brand new pressure of the virus.
“Employees are fearful that primary masks and aprons will not be offering sufficient safety. Now we have to imagine Covid is in each a part of the hospital and provides workers and sufferers most safety now.
“If non-Covid healthcare can’t be safely delivered because of the virus ripping by way of our hospitals, extra lives shall be in danger and the backlog of cancelled operations and appointments will proceed to soar.
“Jeane Freeman should decide to enhanced PPE and deal with pressing issues about testing and vaccine rollout.”
Donald Cameron, the Scottish Conservatives’ well being spokesman, added: “This important variety of hospital-acquired circumstances could be very worrying, particularly as these figures seem to predate the emergence of the brand new pressure.
“One approach to take care of that is for the SNP Authorities to make sure vaccines are delivered to medical workers rapidly and effectively.
“It might even be flawed for the First Minister or her officers to downplay the truth of what’s occurring in our hospitals.”