Coronavirus involved in quarter of care home residents’ deaths in England and Wales

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Coronavirus involved in quarter of care home residents’ deaths in England and Wales




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More than 12,000 deaths of residents since crisis began involved virus, ONS data shows

More than a quarter of all deaths of care home residents in England and Wales since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis involved Covid-19, new official figures show.

Data from the Office for National Statistics reveals that in the period between 2 March to 1 May 2020, there were 45,899 registered deaths of care home residents in England and Wales, 12,526 (27.3%) of which involved the virus.

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