More than 16,000 people in UK care homes have died from coronavirus

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Official figures show almost a third of Covid-19 fatalities have happened in care homes

More than 16,000 people have died from Covid-19 in UK care homes, according to the latest official figures – almost a third of all fatalities.

The grim milestone was reached with the deaths of 564 residents in England and Wales in the week to 5 June, according to Office for National Statistics’s analysis of death certificates.

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