One-fifth of Britain's coronavirus patients were infected in hospitals - Telegraph

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Posted at Jun 13 2020 09:28 AM | Updated as of Jun 13 2020 09:42 AM

One-fifth of Britain's coronavirus patients were infected in hospitals - Telegraph 1
A triage nurse waits for patients in the Emergency Department at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via Reuters/File

About one in five of Britain's patients with COVID-19 caught the disease while in hospital, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported, citing papers by government scientists.

At the peak of the coronavirus outbreak in Britain, transmission within hospitals was believed to account for up to 22 percent of cases in hospitalized patients, and up to 11 percent of deaths, the report added.

Data from Public Health England showed that as Saturday, the UK has logged 292,950 cases of the disease, with 41,481 deaths.