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Number of Covid-19 deaths in Cambridgeshire care homes rises compared to previous week





The number of deaths involving Covid-19 recorded in Cambridgeshire care homes has risen, according to the latest figures.

There were 20 deaths related to the coronavirus between April 25 and May 1 in the county’s care homes - including nine on one day, April 28.

The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire care homes has been confirmed
The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Cambridgeshire care homes has been confirmed

This compared to 11 the previous week and seven the week before that.

The Office for National Statistics began releasing figures, compiled by the Care Quality Commission, on April 10.

In total, there have been 148 deaths from all causes recorded in Cambridgeshire care homes between April 10 and May 1, with 48 in Peterborough during the same period.

Not everyone in a care home has been tested, however.

There were 17 deaths at the 100-bed Woodlands Care Centre in Cambridge over a two-week period in April. Two people had tested positive for Covid-19, one of whom died and one of whom recovered. The other 16 had not been tested.

The care home owner said many residents were on end-of-life pathways.

Nationally, there has been a drop in the weekly number of deaths from Covid-19 in care homes from 2,370 to 2,044, although this was still greater than the 1,873 recorded in the week ending April 17.

There were 93 Covid-19 deaths at Cambridge University Hospitals, which runs Addenbrooke’s, to May 3, with 17 at Royal Papworth and one at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

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