8714 confirmed positive tests in the last week according to figures reported each night for the past week. Yet the Covid app says “In the last 7 days” Tests completed 103,883 and positive rate 13.1%. 13.1% of 103,883 is actually 13608. Are we getting the same guys who audited Anglo to do the figure? Does anyone know what is actually going on?
RTE also have this classic. “the five-day average now stands at 1,279 cases per 100,000 people.” rather than the 5 day average now stands at 1,279 cases. There’s no point complaining to RTE though as their PR will spin it that they do the best that they can with what limited resources they have. An urgent increase in the licence fee is needed if RTE is to maintain high standards. Heaven forbid their “journalists” check a story they file themselves.