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BREAKING NEWS: Care home COVID-19 related deaths continue to fall in July

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The number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes has continued to decline, according to the latest data published by the ONS.

In its latest weekly report, the ONS said COVID-19 related deaths in care homes fell by more than a third to 45 in the week ending 31 July, down from 69 in the previous week, marking a new four-month low.

Care homes accounted for 29.7% of all deaths involving COVID-19 during the week. On a year to date basis, the ONS said 15,334 people had died from COVID-19 related causes in care homes.

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Deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes as a proportion of all deaths in care homes continued to decline from 3.7% to 2.6%.

CQC figures show there were 14,120 deaths of residents in care homes involving COVID-19 between 10 April and 7 August. Of these, 29 were notified in the week up to 7 August.

Care Inspectorate Wales said there were 502 deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in Wales between 17 March and 31 July.

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