Coronavirus: Disease Control

(asked on 16th November 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current estimate of the rate of nosocomial infection for SARS-COV2 in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland.

Answered by
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Lord Bethell
This question was answered on 18th December 2020

Information on the estimated nosocomial infection rate for COVID-19 throughout 2020 in England is not available. Data is collected on the time between admission to hospital and the first positive swab for COVID-19, as part of a daily COVID-19 sitrep. The sitrep data collection began on 20 May 2020 and does not therefore cover the full pandemic.

Due to health systems being devolved in the United Kingdom, the Government does not have data on nosocomial infection rates for the other UK nations.

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