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Asthma: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL365, tabled on 18 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a record has been kept of the number of people with asthma who have contracted COVID-19; and what assessment they have made of whether there is any variation in outcomes for those with uncontrolled asthma compared to those on an effective treatment regime.

Answered on

21 June 2021

There is no unified record of the number of people with asthma who have contracted Covid-19. While NHS Digital holds data identifying where a patient has both COVID-19 and asthma diagnoses, many cases of asthma will be diagnosed and managed in a primary care setting. Primary care data is not currently linked to data for hospital admissions.

No such assessment has been made.