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BREAKING NEWS: COVID deaths fall for 11th week in care homes

The number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in England and Wales has fallen for the 11th consecutive week.

In its latest weekly release, the ONS reported 56 COVID-19 related deaths in England and Wales in the week ending 16 April, down by 8 on the previous week.

On a year to date basis, there were 32,021 deaths in care homes in England and Wales up to 16 April.

Deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes accounted for 2.8% of deaths, down from 3.9% in the week earlier.

According to CQC data, there were 29,091 deaths of residents in care homes in England between 10 April 2020 and 23 April 2021. Of these, 31 were notified between 17 April and 23 April 2021.

Care Inspectorate Wales reported 1,920 deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes in Wales between 1 March 2020 and 23 April 2021.