ONS:13.2% of Care Home Deaths in East Attributed to Coronavirus
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In England and Wales, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic (between the period 2 March and 1 May 2020, registered up to the 9 May 2020) there were 45,899 deaths of care home residents (wherever the death occurred); of these 12,526 involved COVID-19, which is 27.3% of all deaths of care home residents.
In England and Wales, 72.2% (9,039 deaths) of care home resident deaths involving COVID-19 took place within care homes, but 27.5% (3,444 deaths) occurred in a hospital.
Of all deaths in hospital from 2 March 2020 involving COVID-19, 14.6% were accounted for by care home residents. Between the period 2 March and 1 May 2020, registered up to the 9 May 2020, COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in male care home residents, accounting for 30.3% deaths, and the second leading cause of death in female care home residents, after Dementia and Alzheimer disease, accounting for 23.5% of deaths.
Dementia and Alzheimer disease was the most common main pre-existing condition found among deaths involving COVID-19 and was involved in 42.5% of all deaths of care home residents involving COVID-19.
The Care Quality Commission collects information on recipients of domiciliary care in England, and between 10 April 2020 and 8 May 2020 there were 3,161 deaths of recipients of domiciliary care, this was 1,990 deaths higher than the three-year average (1,171 deaths).
The provisional number of deaths of care home residents occurring in England and Wales from 28 December 2019 to 1 May 2020, registered up to 9 May 2020, was 73,180; of this 12,526 involved COVID-19.
When looking at the regions of England, in the East there were 1066 deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in care homes or 13.2% of all of the 8075 deaths.
London had the highest proportion of deaths involving COVID-19 accounting for 25.7% of deaths in care home residents. The South West had the lowest proportion of deaths involving COVID-19 accounting for 12.9% of deaths in care home residents. When comparing Wales with the English Regions, it had the lowest number (532) of deaths involving COVID-19 among care home residents.
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