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BREAKING NEWS: Care home COVID-19 deaths drop from monthly high

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The number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in England and Wales has fallen in August after posting a monthly high in the previous week.

In its latest weekly update, the ONS reported 29 COVID-related deaths in care homes in the week ending 20 August, down from 42 in the previous week.

COVID deaths accounted for just 1.5% of all care home deaths in the week.

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CQC death notifications involving COVID-19 remained at a monthly high of 62 at the end of the month, however, down from 63 in the previous week.

New cases in the community in England offered some cause for optimism at the end of the month, falling to just over 20,000, having peaked at over 50,000 in mid-July.

 

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