No new Covid deaths recorded in Hampshire care homes for first time this year

THERE have been no coronavirus related deaths in Hampshire care homes in the most recent week recorded, for the first time this year.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 6:50 pm

According to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) there were no deaths linked to Covid in care homes in the Hampshire County Council area, or in Portsmouth and Southampton, between April 10 and 16.

This is the first time there have been no coronavirus deaths in the county's care homes in 2021, with one recorded between April 2-9.

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And in England Covid deaths in care homes have reached their lowest numbers this year, with some days in the past two weeks recording none and a total of 94 between April 2 and 16.

This is a significant drop compared to recent months, including the week of January 23 when there were 117 in Hampshire alone and 1,790 across England.

In the Hampshire County Council area the total number of Covid related deaths since records began on April 10, 2020 is 951.

The total in Portsmouth is 99 and in Southampton it is 104.

Across England the total is now 29,057.

It comes as people aged between 45 and 49 are the latest group to be eligible for a Covid vaccine.

As reported, at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham the total number of Covid deaths now stands at 909, having had no deaths since April 8.

The CQC recorded eight days from April 2 to 9 rather than seven to compensate for a day lost the week prior due to Easter.

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