Hospitals: Coronavirus:Written question - 55965

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Named Day

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Asked on: 08 June 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Hospitals: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2020 to Question 49689, whether positive covid-19 results of NHS hospital patients are shared with local authorities.
Answered by: Ms Nadine Dorries
Answered on: 23 June 2020
Holding answer received on 11 June 2020

Public Health England publishes data on positive COVID-19 tests in the National Health Service at upper and lower tier local authority level on GOV.UK as part of the information on pillar 1 testing available at the following link:

Local authorities are also notified about individual positive test results of hospital patients when these form part of outbreak and contact tracing investigations involving local authorities.

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