More than half of England’s coronavirus-related deaths will be people from care homes

Posted by on June 7, 2020 2:05 am
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Toll could hit 34,000 among country’s most vulnerable residents by end of June, estimates expert study

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Care home residents are on course to make up more than half the deaths caused directly or indirectly by the coronavirus crisis in England, according to a new analysis.

The study warns that the death toll by the end of June from Covid-19 infections and other excess deaths is “likely to approach 59,000 across the entire English population, of which about 34,000 (57%) will have been care home residents”.

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