BREAKING NEWS: Care home COVID deaths fall from seven-month high


The number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes has fallen marginally after reaching a seven-month high.

In their latest weekly update, the ONS reported 82 COVID-19 related care home deaths in England and Wales in the week ending down from 89 in the previous week – their highest level since March.

COVID-related deaths accounted for 3.6% of all deaths in care homes, down from 4% in the previous week.

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CQC notifications of deaths in care homes in England fell to 66 in the week ending 29 October down from 71 in the previous week – another high since March.

There were 31,688 new COVID-19 cases in the wider community in England on 1 November against a seven-day average of 33,921.

Additionally, there were 13 COVID-19 related deaths in England on 1 November with the seven-day average at 123.

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