Excess deaths in Care Homes Close to 11,000 claims Financial Times

The Financial Times has today published an article in which it gives the results of its analysis of deaths in care homes and states that nearly 11,000 more deaths have occurred in care homes than would have done in previous years.

While it is not clear that this can be taken as the best indication of the number of deaths in care homes, it is a component of the overall excess deaths which does add to the already 20,000 deaths in hospital attributed to Covid-19, showing the gravity of the present epidemic.

As the descent from peak cases is slower than the ascent so the number of mortalities is greater on the way down unless treatment is radically improved.