ONS figures present care house deaths falling
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At the moment’s figures from the Officer for Nationwide Statistics present that the variety of covid-19 deaths are persevering with to fall, and that is the primary time the variety of deaths in care properties and hospitals had been fewer than the five-year common and Covid-19 nonetheless accounts for 8.4% of deaths.
Gavin Terry, Head of Coverage at Alzheimer’s Society stated:
“It’s encouraging to see the coronavirus deaths are persevering with to fall however we can’t develop into complacent when the virus remains to be very a lot current. Tragically, individuals with dementia have been worst hit by this disaster representing over 1 / 4 of all Covid-19 deaths, twice as many individuals dying on the peak of the pandemic in contrast with earlier years. Every one abandoning households grieving what probably might have been a preventable lack of their liked one, had motion been taken sooner.
“With the specter of a second wave and 70% of care house residents residing with dementia, the Authorities’s newly fashioned Social Care Taskforce should take swift motion to guard this susceptible group to make sure a tragedy like this doesn’t occur once more, together with guaranteeing secure social contact between individuals residing with dementia and their family members.”
Donate to Alzheimer’s Society’s Emergency Enchantment at alzheimers.org.uk/coronavirus-appeal to assist fund growing demand by way of our Dementia Join assist line on 0333 150 3456, to assist individuals with dementia throughout this tough time.