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BREAKING NEWS: Care home COVID-linked deaths fall again in April

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The number of COVID-linked deaths in care homes in England and Wales fell by 12 in the latest weekly figures recorded by the ONS.

In its weekly update, the ONS recorded 64 deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in the week ending 9 April, down from 76 in the previous week.

On a year to date basis, the ONS said there were 31,963 deaths in care homes involving COVID-19 in England and Wales up to 9 April.

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Deaths involving in COVID-19 in care homes accounted for 3.9% of deaths, down from 4.9% in the previous week.

CQC data showed there were 29,057 COVID related deaths in England between 10 April 2020 and 16 April 2021. Of these, 48 were notified between 10 April 2021 and 16 April 2021.

Care Inspectorate Wales recorded 1,920 COVID linked deaths in care homes in Wales between 1 March 2020 and 9 April 2021.

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