The fact that the UK has not reported the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 has been criticized by public health experts, who say that a huge proportion of the cases have remained “invisible” for health services.Britain is an outlier internationally by not reporting the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19, as well as statistics on deaths and the number of cases identified. Chile is the only other country not to share this information on the 25 countries with the highest incidence reported.
Failure to monitor those who tested positive for Covid-19 outside the hospital has left people unsupported and removed from the healthcare system, experts said. It is feared that, as the majority of community cases have not been recorded in patient records, it will be more difficult to investigate the long-term consequences of the disease.
Professor Devi Sridhar, president of global public health at the University of Edinburgh, said: “For me, not tracking people in the community, [is] so amazing. These people are completely invisible in the health system. “
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