90,000 health workers infected with COVID-19

Global figures are underestimating the virus's true impact and more accurate records are needed, nurses' group says

At least 90,000 healthcare workers worldwide are believed to have been infected with COVID-19, and the figure could be possibly twice that, according to the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

The 90,000 estimate is up from a previous 23,000 estimate and is based on information collected on 30 countries from national nursing associations, government figures and media reports.

"The figure for healthcare workers infections has risen from 23,000 to, we think, more than 90,000, but that is still an