Admissions for Covid-19 acquired in hospital


Published: 13/08/2021


Proportion of hospital admissions where patient acquired Covid-19 in hospital is calculated from the daily admissions data, assuming patients in hospital for more than a week acquired Covid-19 in hospital (using methodology described here). This definition of hospital-acquired infection may include some patients who caught Covid-19 in the community, but had an incubation period of eight days or more. The definition will miss cases where the patient acquired Covid-19 in hospital but the incubation period was less than eight days, or where they were not diagnosed until after they left hospital.

Cases data from UK government dashboard, weekly average calculated by Nuffield Trust.