But the weekly total keeps falling
Care providers today mourned the 30,000 lives that have been lost in care and nursing homes and prayed that the ongoing fall in Covid-19 fatalities continues.
Today’s figures from the Office for National Statistic show that 776 people died from
Covid-19 in care and nursing homes in the week up to 19th February, down from 1,160 the previous week. According to these figures, 30.369 people died from Covid-19 in care and nursing homes between 28th December 2019 and 19h February 2021.
Provider organisation The Independent Care Group (ICG) today said every death was the loss of a loved one.
ICG Chair Mike Padgham said: “This is a grim statistic and behind it is the loss of a loved one – a husband, a wife, a father, a mother, an aunt and uncle, a brother or a sister.
“Covid-19 has taken a terrible toll in care and nursing homes and we mourn and send our condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one to the pandemic.
“With today’s figures showing a fall for the third week, we must pray that the vaccine and lockdown measures are working, and we are getting on top of Covid-19.
“We must all remain on our guard and return to normality slowly and carefully for the sake of the vulnerable in our care.”