BREAKING NEWS: Care home COVID-19 deaths drop for third week

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Care home COVID-19 related deaths have fallen for the third week from a peak in mid-September, according to the latest ONS figures.

In its latest weekly update, the ONS recorded 71 COVID-related deaths in care homes in England and Wales in the week ending 1 October, down from 79 in the previous week.

COVID-related deaths accounted for 3.5% of all deaths in care homes, down from 3.8% in the week earlier.

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CQC notifications of deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in England rose, however, to 52 in the week ending 8 October, up from 44 in the week earlier.

New cases in the community in England were also up at 31,588 on 11 October, above the seven-day average of 30,768.

COVID-19 deaths in England fell on 11 October to 15 from 34 on 10 October. The seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths stood at 83.

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