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BREAKING NEWS: Care home COVID-19 deaths rise again in October

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The number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in England and Wales has continued to rise in October.

In its latest weekly release, the ONS said there were 106 more COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in the week ending 16 October, up by more than two-thirds on the 63 deaths recorded in the prior week.

The latest figure marks the biggest weekly jump in COVID-19 deaths since numbers began to rise again at the beginning of September.

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On a year-to-date basis, there were 15,819 COVID-19 related deaths in care homes up to 16 October.

Deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes as a proportion of all deaths in care homes increased to 4.7% from 3.1% in the week earlier.

The CQC said there were 14,680 notifications of deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in England between 10 April and 23 October, with 146 notified in the week ending 23 October.

Care Inspectorate Wales recorded 753 deaths of residents in care homes involving COVID-19 in Wales between 1 March and 9 October.

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