PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (492): nosocomial transmission, HCW infections, WHO, global

COVID-19 — United Kingdom
From the outset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it was clear that hospitals were an important setting for viral transmission. A review of 2 early case series in China estimated that 44% of 179 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections were hospital acquired. [1] An illustrative example of the devastating potential for healthcare transmission of SARS-CoV-2 came from St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, South Africa, a facility with 469 beds,