Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th October 2020.

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Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of covid-19 infections acquired or transmitted in (a) educational settings, (b) hospital and healthcare settings, (c) care facilities, (d) pubs and restaurants, (e) offices, (f) residential premises and (g) retail premises in the last month.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England publishes the number of acute respiratory infection incidents reported each week in the national COVID-19 surveillance reports. 772 new incidents of acute respiratory infection were reported in week 38, week commencing 14 September 2020.

Of these, 195 incidents were from care homes where 134 had at least one linked case that tested positive for COVID-19. 36 incidents were from hospitals where 31 had at least one linked case that tested positive for COVID-19 and one tested positive for rhinovirus. 341 incidents were from educational settings where 222 had at least one linked case that tested positive for COVID-19. Six incidents were from prisons where four had at least one linked case that tested positive for COVID-19.

124 incidents were from workplace settings where 102 had at least one linked case that tested positive for COVID-19. 22 incidents were from food outlet/restaurant settings where 17 had at least one linked case that tested positive for COVID-19. 48 incidents were from other settings where 22 had at least one linked case that tested positive for COVID-19.

The most recent weekly COVID-19 surveillance report is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-covid-19-surveillance-reports

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