BREAKING NEWS: Care home COVID deaths fall for second week


The number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in England and Wales has fallen for the second consecutive week.

In its latest weekly update, the ONS reported 69 COVID-related deaths in the week ending 12 November down from 79 in the week earlier.

As well as the second consecutive decline in deaths, the latest figures mark the biggest weekly decline since the beginning of September.

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COVID-19 accounted for 2.8% of all deaths in care homes, down from 3.3% in the week earlier.

However, CQC notifications of deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in England rose in the week ending 19 November to 64 from 51 in the week earlier.

Cases in the community in England have increased after falling to under 25,000 at the beginning of the month and stood at just under 36,000 on 22 November.

After climbing to 230 at the beginning of November, daily deaths have declined, however, and stood at 34 on 22 November against a seven-day average of 119.

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