Exclusive: official NHS data reveals 32,307 people contracted the virus while in hospital since March 2020
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Up to 8,700 patients died after catching Covid-19 while in hospital being treated for another medical problem, according to official NHS data obtained by the Guardian.
The figures, which were provided by the hospitals themselves, were described as “horrifying” by relatives of those who died.