CNN: More than 10,000 patients caught Covid-19 in a hospital, analysis shows. Some never made it out

CNN: More than 10,000 patients caught Covid-19 in a hospital, analysis shows. Some never made it out. “More than 10,000 patients were diagnosed with covid in a U.S. hospital last year after they were admitted for something else, according to federal and state records analyzed exclusively for KHN. The number is certainly an undercount, since it includes mostly patients 65 and older, plus California and Florida patients of all ages. Yet in the scheme of things that can go wrong in a hospital, it is catastrophic: About 21% of the patients who contracted covid in the hospital from April to September last year died, the data shows. In contrast, nearly 8% of other Medicare patients died in the hospital at the time.”

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