An outbreak caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) spread from one inpatient in a secondary care hospital to three primary care facilities, resulting in 58 infections including 18 deaths in patients and 45 infections in healthcare workers (HCW). Only one of the deceased cases was fully vaccinated. Transmission occurred despite the use of personal protective equipment by the HCW, as advised in national guidelines, and a high two-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among permanent staff members in the COVID-19 cohort ward.
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jul 2021|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
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- Publication forum level 2
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health