Care Home Deaths Pass 30,000 Milestone
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.”