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Welcome For Further Fall In Care Home Deaths

‘Keep taking the medicine’ – providers

The medicine is working so let’s stick with it, was the message from care providers today as coronavirus deaths in care and nursing homes continue to fall.

Today’s figures from the Office for National Statistic show that 1,160 people died from
Covid-19 in care and nursing homes in the week up to 12th February, down from 1,726 the previous week and 1,971 the week before.

According to these figures 29,584 people died from Covid-19 in care and nursing homes between 28th December 2019 and 12th February.

Provider organisation The Independent Care Group (ICG) today said the news was proof that the measures being taken to tackle the pandemic were working and we had to stick with them.

ICG Chair Mike Padgham said: “Today’s figures are encouraging and show that the combined measures of the vaccine, lockdown and our individual efforts to stop the spread are hopefully working.

“As we all look optimistically forward to the Government’s roadmap out of the Covid-19 restrictions we must also remain cautious.

“We have seen before that easing of lockdown restrictions can send death and infection rates shooting up again, particularly amongst the vulnerable that we look after.

“As we begin to reintroduce restricted visiting into care and nursing homes, we have to proceed carefully to protect those that most need our protection.”