Most patients in the UK hospital with COVID-19 admitted for other illnesses

New figures show that more than half of all patients in COVID-19 UK hospitals are treated primarily for something else.

According to the latest statistics, an increasing proportion of patients are hospitalized with “COVID-19” rather than “COVID-19”.

Of the 13,023 inpatients in the United Kingdom who were reported infected with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus on January 25, 52% (6,767) were primarily untreated with COVID-19.

This is the highest percentage of these figures since they were first published in June 2021, up from the initial 26% in December 2021.

A total of 501 patients were on the ventilator bed on January 25 in all hospitals in the United Kingdom. It was well below the 3,736 population recorded at the peak of the second wave on January 24, 2021, compared to 773 at the beginning of December.

All inpatients who test positive for COVID-19 should be treated separately from those who are not infected with the virus, primarily whether or not they are hospitalized for COVID.

Health Minister Sajid Javid said last week that “not necessarily COVID died” and “many” people were included in the daily deaths, resulting in a daily increase in highly contagious Omicron variants. I acknowledged that the value of COVID-19 may be distorted.

He was admitted on January 19 with an estimated 40% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients being “accidental” cases, meaning “not because they have COVID, but because they happen to have COVID.” Said.

“This is almost twice the percentage we saw in Delta. This is important because many of those people are not necessarily due to the reported deaths of people who were COVID positive within 28 days of their death. I didn’t die from COVID, “said Javid.

Last month, Chris Hopson, CEO of the NHS provider, a member of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Trust, warned against misunderstandings in the data.

He tends to over-interpret because the official data did not distinguish between those who were hospitalized for COVID-19-related illnesses and those who were receiving medical care for other reasons but were positive on the test. I said there is.

Even before the Omicron variant was detected in November 2021, British experts questioned the reliability of COVID-19 data.

Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said in October that raw data on the death of COVID-19 was “quite misleading.”

If the infection rate is high, many people who test positive for COVID-19 will actually die from other causes, he told the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons.

Owen Evans and PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan