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Over 4000 deaths in care homes in two weeks

In the last 2 weeks running up to April 24th, 4340 coronavirus related deaths in care homes have been reported.

The CQC (Care Quality Commission) released the figures saying “The virus may not always be the main cause of death in care homes, but may be a contributory factor.”

These following figures reported cover England and Wales are where coronavirus is on a factor on death certificate whether in or out of hospital. In London, 55.5% of reported deaths were coronavirus related. Slightly lower in other parts of the country. North West 42% and North East 41%.

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