Sharp rise in Covid-related care home deaths

Vic Rayner, executive director, NCF

More than 2,300 Covid-related deaths occurred in care homes in England in the week to Friday 24 April, latest official figures have shown. Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed from 10 to 17 April, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) was notified of 1,968 coronavirus deaths in care homes. Between 10 April…

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