Hospitals: Coronavirus:Written question - 46578

Q
(Kingston upon Hull North)
Asked on: 13 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Hospitals: Coronavirus
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who have contracted covid-19 as a hospital-acquired infection.
A
Answered by: Jo Churchill
Answered on: 05 June 2020

Data on the number of patients who contracted COVID-19 as a hospital-acquired infection are not available.

However, estimates from the Department-funded COVID-19 Clinical Information Network (CO-CIN), suggest that between 10-20% of COVID-19 infections treated in hospitals had symptom onset after seven days in hospital between March and April 2020. The most recent available CO-CIN report is available to view at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/886442/s0355-co-cin-report-130520-sage36.pdf

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