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Table 1 Summary of positive and negative blood cultures collected during the period April 2017 to April 2020 across a six London hospital network

From: Bacteraemia variation during the COVID-19 pandemic; a multi-centre UK secondary care ecological analysis

  Group Number of blood cultures % of total blood cultures
Blood cultures with no growth (N; % of all blood cultures)   109,144 91.27%
Blood cultures with isolate identified (N; % of all blood cultures) CoNS all 2855 2.39%
- CLABSI 2466 2.06%
- Non-CLABSI 341 0.29%
- Unknown 48 0.04%
S.pneumoniae 78 0.07%
GNR-E 3508 2.93%
GNR-NE 790 0.66%
Other 1975 1.65%
S.aureus 988 0.83%
Yeasts 246 0.21%
  1. Abbreviations: CoNS coagulase negative staphylococci, CLABSI Central line associated blood stream infection, Non-CLABSI Non-central line associated blood stream infection, Unknown unable to classify if CLABSI or Non-CLABSI, S.pneumoniae Streptococcus pneumoniae, GNR-E Gram Negative Rods – Enterobacterales, GNR-NE Gram Negative Rods- Non Enterobacterales, Other including Group A/B/C/G Streptococci, Gram positive rods, Actinobacillus spp., Aerococcus spp., Microbacterium spp., Micrococcus spp, S.aureus Staphylococcus aureus (both meticillin susceptible and meticillin resistant), Yeasts predominantly Candida spp.