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Care home Covid cases TRIPLE in a month: MOST outbreaks are among elderly residents

Added 01-15-21 04:36:03am EST - “Date from Public Health England (PHE) reveals that in the week to January 14, there were 977 outbreaks of respiratory conditions in care homes with 739 confirmed as Covid.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Care home Covid cases TRIPLE in a month”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Covid outbreaks in care homes have more than trebled in a month meaning infection levels are now similar to the peak of the first wave amid growing fears residents are not being given the vaccine fast enough. 

Date from Public Health England (PHE) reveals that in the week to January 14, there were 977 outbreaks of respiratory conditions in care homes with 739 confirmed as Covid. This is the second highest weekly total since records began in April.

As UK vaccinations hit 3million yesterday, Boris Johnson's Government has pledged that every care home resident will be vaccinated by the end of the month.

But the Daily Telegraph has claimed that there is a problem with the rollout with 100 residents getting a jab in the same time 1,000 people are vaccinated in the community.

Adam Briggs, senior fellow at The Health Foundation, told the newspaper: 'The rise in reported care home incidents is deeply concerning. Care homes cannot be neglected again.' 

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