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Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL10357, tabled on 16 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of nosocomial infection rates for SARS-COV2 throughout 2020 in (1) England, and (2) the UK.

Answered on

18 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.