Care homes in England have reported their highest-level of Covid-related deaths since May last year. The numbers look to rise despite growing concerns about how calculations are made.
The Guardian writes on its website: Deaths in care homes in England have hit the highest level since mid-May, according to the latest official figures, which revealed a 46% jump in coronavirus-related deaths in the last week as the more transmissible variant of Covid-19 breaches care homes’ defences.
In the week to last Friday, 1,260 deaths in care homes involving Covid-19 were reported to the Care Quality Commission, a sharp jump from 864 and 661 in the previous two weeks. The weekly death toll in care homes had fallen to well below 100 in early October. (Read more) >>>