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Covid infections caught in hospital rise by a third in one week


The number of people likely to have caught COVID-19 in NHS hospitals in England has risen by more than a third in the last week.

The 35% rise in probable hospital-acquired COVID-19 from 6 to 13 December is the highest weekly increase since 30 October, HSJ analysis of NHS England data reveals.

Hospital-acquired infections are rising across areas such as London, the South East, and South West, and also at some hospitals in the North East, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

At some trusts, the weekly total of likely hospital-acquired COVID-19 infections has more than doubled since last week.

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Source: HSJ, 18 December 2020

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