- Mar 9, 2013
- Leeds United
Yeah, as soon as the ONS reported a year on year increase of 6k deaths for the week ending 3rd April it became clear there's a vast undercount in UK figures. Only 3.5k of those were officially connected to Covid-19. Figures for up to the 10th come out next Tuesday and they'll certainly show the same trend.From BBC
Fears 7,500 residents have died in UK care homes
"The number of coronavirus victims in Britain's care homes could be as high as 7,500, five times more than the official estimate, the sector's main charity has warned.
"Without testing, it is very difficult to give an absolute figure," Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, told The Daily Telegraph.
"However, if we look at some of the death rates since April 1 and compare them with previous years' rates, we estimate a figure of about 7,500 people may have died as a result of Covid-19."
The figure is more than five times higher than the estimate of 1,400 suggested by the government earlier this week.
Britain's official coronavirus toll currently stands at 14,576, although that only includes deaths recorded in hospitals.£
Looks like the tentative theory of most care home people ending up in the hospital rather than dying at the care home with low figures even up until late March is out the window with the increase in April. France have 7200 care home deaths so far and Barcelona I read recently have 3500 care home deaths to release.