Nosocomial transmission of COVID-19: a retrospective study of 66 hospital-acquired cases in a London teaching hospital.

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Nosocomial transmission of COVID-19: a retrospective study of 66 hospital-acquired cases in a London teaching hospital.

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 20;:

Authors: Rickman HM, Rampling T, Shaw K, Martinez-Garcia G, Hail L, Coen P, Shahmanesh M, Shin GY, Nastouli E, Houlihan CF

Abstract
COVID-19 can cause deadly healthcare-associated outbreaks. In a major London teaching hospital, 66/435 (15%) of COVID-19 inpatient cases between 2 March and 12 April 2020 were definitely or probably hospital-acquired, through varied transmission routes. The case fatality was 36%. Nosocomial infection rates fell following comprehensive infection prevention and control measures.

PMID: 32562422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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