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about 2 months ago by Leah

COVID-19 related deaths fall to four-month low in care homes

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In its latest release covering the week ending 24 July, the ONS reported that the number of deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in England and Wales fell by almost a quarter on the previous week to 69, the lowest recorded number since the end of March.

Year-to-date analysis shows there were 15,289 deaths involving COVID-19 occurring in care homes in England and Wales up to 24 July, or 29.7% of total COVID-19 deaths.

Deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes as a proportion of all deaths in care homes fell from 5.1% to 3.7%.

CQC figures show there were 14,090 deaths of residents in care homes involving COVID-19 between 10 April and 31 July with 44 notifications coming in the week to 31 July.