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I read on https://www.20minutes.fr/arts-stars/culture/2759843-20200413-coronavirus-comedien-maurice-barrier-mort-covid-19 (mirror):

Le comédien Maurice Barrier est mort du Covid-19. [Il] a attrapé le coronavirus lors d’un séjour à l’hôpital, selon son entourage

Google Translate:

Comedian Maurice Barrier died of the Covid-19. [He] caught the coronavirus during a hospital stay, according to his entourage.

What percentage of COVID-19 cases are contracted during a hospital stay as a patient?


A few studies have looked at the percentage of COVID-19 cases contracted by medical workers, e.g. https://www.opb.org/news/article/coronavirus-covid-19-data-health-care-medical-workers-infection/:

Ohio, on the other hand, reported at least 16% of its cases involved health care workers, while in Minnesota, it was 28% on Wednesday.

Other countries are reporting COVID-19’s impact on their health care community. Spain has said at least 12,298 health care workers have tested positive for the disease – 14.4% of the total reported cases. More than 60 doctors have died in Italy.

This number can be high due to PPE shortage, e.g. https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/5/21166088/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-doctors-nurses-health-workers-risk:

Less than a third of nurses in the US work at health care facilities with enough PPE to handle an outbreak of COVID-19, according to a survey from the union National Nurses United.

In this question I would like to concentrate on hospital stay as a patient.


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  • Which hospital are you asking about? Apr 13 '20 at 10:21
  • @GrahamChiu curious worldwide Apr 13 '20 at 10:25
  • And did you do any research at all? Apr 13 '20 at 10:32
  • @GrahamChiu yes but so far I could only find infection of medical workers, not patients. Let's add patients in the question. Apr 13 '20 at 10:33
  • So how about summarising the data you have found regarding the infection of medical staff? Apr 13 '20 at 10:44

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