Hospitals: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th January 2021.

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Photo of Lord Porter of Spalding Lord Porter of Spalding Conservative

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.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

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.

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