The rest were diagnosed with Covid at a later time. This suggests that the majority of patients initially were admitted for other reasons, but were counted as Covid hospitalizations anyway to inflate the numbers. -GEG
MORE than half of covid hospitalisations are patients who tested positive after they were admitted, it has been reported.
Leaked data suggests the majority of patients classed as being hospitalised with Covid-19 were initially admitted for different ailments.
Figures show patients were eventually diagnosed with Covid through routine testing that is required for everyone admitted to the hospital.
The data, covering all NHS trusts in England, suggests that as of last Thursday, just 44 per cent of Covid patients had tested positive by the time they were admitted, the Telegraph reports.