covid: care home death data for individual households finally released

Data showing how many residents have died covid for personal care homes has finally been released.

Figures – Issued by care quality commission (CQC) – show that hundreds of care homes have reported resident deaths coronavirus during the pandemic.

Several care homes recorded several such deaths between April 10 and March 31 last year.

Scores reported more than 20 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic, data – Published on Tuesday – Shows.

Twenty-one care homes – mostly large ones – recorded more than 30 Covid-related deaths.

This includes Bedford care Home In Vigan, where the total of 44 residents’ deaths between last April and the end of this March are Covid deaths – the most of any other household in the period.

Calaway House in Somerset had the second highest number of deaths at 41 during this time frame, while Peker Park Care Village in Leicestershire recorded 38 such deaths.

Nadra Ahmed OBE from the National Care Association, following the publication of the CQC data: “Care providers across the country and their amazing team are still working tirelessly to support some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

“The publication of this data will undoubtedly put them in trouble, but it is important to point out that this data will not reflect the quality of care provided.”

The group’s executive chairman said: “The data highlights how a highly contagious virus, which was ravaging entire countries, impacts the most vulnerable members of our communities.”

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