Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 32473007
Link to DOI – 10.1093/cid/ciaa682
Clin Infect Dis 2021 01; 72(1): 141-143
To date, no specific estimate of R0 for SARS-CoV-2 is available for healthcare settings. Using interindividual contact data, we highlight that R0 estimates from the community cannot translate directly to healthcare settings, with pre-pandemic R0 values ranging 1.3-7.7 in 3 illustrative healthcare institutions. This has implications for nosocomial COVID-19 control.