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What does Nosocomial COVID-19 mean?

In this instance, “Nosocomial COVID-19” means – COVID-19 infections that were caught in hospital or other healthcare setting.

Nosocomial infections, also referred to as “healthcare-associated infections” (HAI), are infection(s) caught during the process of receiving health care, and where that infection was not present during the time of a person’s admission to hospital or healthcare setting. They may occur in different areas of healthcare delivery, such as in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory settings. The infection may also appear after discharge from a healthcare setting, but are attributed to the time a person was in contact with the healthcare setting.