Figures show care home deaths linked to Covid-19 in Hampshire have remained the same for two weeks

THE number of care home deaths linked to coronavirus in Hampshire has remained the same for two weeks, the latest figures show.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 12:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 5:13 pm
Care home deaths linked to Covid-19 in Hampshire are still the highest in England. Picture: Esme Allen

Data collected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) revealed that between May 30 and June 5 there were 15 Covid-19 deaths in care homes in the Hampshire County Council area.

There were also 15 the week before, suggesting an overall decline compared to other weeks when the numbers were as high as 81 in seven days.

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This brings the total in Hampshire to 377, meaning it remains the local authority area with the highest number of care home deaths linked to Covid-19 since the records began on April 10.

Between May 30 and June 5 there were no new care home deaths related to the virus in Portsmouth. The last recorded care home death in the city was on May 11.

However, Southampton saw six new deaths that week up from two the week before - bringing its total to 52.

In England there have now been 11,614 care home deaths linked to coronavirus - with 424 deaths between May 30 and June 5. The previous week there were 535.

Some of the weekly figures increase in later data releases when more deaths in the period are notified to CQC.

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