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Over 11,600 people ‘probably’ or ‘definitely’ died after catching Covid in hospitals who were admitted for another illness

by LLB staff reporter
9th Nov 21 10:27 am

According to figures obtained from The Telegraph more than 11,600 people died in hospitals after catching Covid after being admitted for another illness and never went back home.

People who were admitted to hospitals “probably” or “definitely” caught Covid as the “deadliest silent killer” scale has now been laid bare for the first time, which is “truly shocking.”

Figures obtained via the Freedom of Information laws from health trusts in the UK showed that 11,688 patients died after catching the virus in hospital, with the most deaths being recorded at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB).

A spokesperson said that UHB is “one of the largest hospital trusts in the country” who has “treated over 18,000 Covid-19 patients… significantly more than any other hospital trusts.”

The former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is now the chairman of the health and social care select committee, said, “These numbers are truly shocking… hospital infections have been the deadliest silent killer of the pandemic.

“It surely strengthens the case for mandatory vaccination for frontline healthcare staff.”

An NHS spokesperson said staff “rigorously followed UK Health Security Agency infection prevention control guidance.”

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