Hampshire care homes record 74 more Covid deaths

THERE have been 74 more Covid related deaths in Hampshire care homes in the most recent week recorded.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 3:32 pm

According to the latest data from the Care Quality Commission care homes in the Hampshire County Council area saw 62 coronavirus deaths between January 30 to February 5, with four in Portsmouth and eight in Southampton.

This is a significant decrease from the previous week when the county saw its highest number of weekly deaths linked to Covid since records began in April, with a total of 117.

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Care homes in Hampshire recorded 74 Covid deaths in the most recent week

As reported, a spokeswoman for Hampshire County Council said the authority was monitoring all outbreaks and cases in the area to ‘identify trends and issues.’

She said: ‘They (care homes) have good supplies of personal protective equipment and are working hard, in difficult circumstances, to support residents, providing families and carers with regular wellbeing updates.’

Overall, care homes in the Hampshire County Council area have been the second worst hit by Covid in the country with a total number of deaths since April 10 of 827.

The worst hit area is Kent with 1,015.

Nationally there has been a slight decrease in Covid deaths in care homes in the most recent week with 1,365 recorded between January 30 and February 5 - down from 1,790 from January 23 to 29. Across England there have now been 26,299 Covid deaths in care homes.

The total since records began there have been 87 coronavirus related deaths in Portsmouth care homes and 97 in Southampton.

It comes as Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham reported another seven coronavirus deaths, bringing its total during the pandemic to 795.

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