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BREAKING NEWS: Care home COVID-19 deaths rise to highest level since March

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Care home COVID-19 related deaths have risen for the first time this month, reaching their highest weekly figure since March.

In its latest update, the ONS recorded 89 COVID-related deaths in care homes in England and Wales in the week ending October 15, up from 68 in the previous week.

This is the highest number of COVID-related deaths occurring in care homes since the week ending March 26, when there were 128 deaths.

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COVID-related deaths accounted for 4% of all deaths in care homes, up on 3.1% in the previous week.

The rise in deaths came amidst a slight decline in COVID-19 cases in the wider community.

New COVID cases in England stood at 32,848 on October 25, down from a seven-day average of 38,333.

Thirty-four COVID-related deaths occurred in England on October 25, down on a seven day average of 104.

There were 71 notifications of deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in England to the CQC in the week ending October 22, up on 54 in the previous week.

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