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Hospitals: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL11682, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of COVID-19 patients in hospitals are diagnosed with the virus (1) before being admitted, or on (2) day 1, (3) day 2, (4) day 3, (5) day 4, (6) day 5, (7) day 6, (8) day 7, (9) day 8, (10) day 9, (11) day 10, (12) day 11, (13) day 12, (14) day 13, (15) day 14, (16) day 15, of being admitted.

Answered on

13 January 2021

The data is not collected in the format requested.

Trusts are advised to follow guidance on testing patients on admission and repeat testing at the advised intervals.