Intensive Care: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Marcus Fysh Marcus Fysh Conservative, Yeovil

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients reported as being covid-19 patients in intensive care have (a) had a positive covid-19 test result, (b) respiratory symptoms and (c) both, by (i) hospital trust and (ii) English region.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Based on data from 15 March 2020 to week ending 1 November 2020 submitted to Public Health England’s Severe Acute Respiratory Infection-Watch, 30% of new admissions for acute respiratory infection (ARI) to any ward, including intensive care units, (ICU) and high dependency units (HDU), in hospitals in England had a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 test.

Over the same time period, 42% of new admissions to ICU/HDU for ARI had a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 test.

Further information on ICU/HDU admission rates by region and by trust in the weekly surveillance reports is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports

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