Care homes warned of a rise in COVID-19 cases

The Department of Health and Social Care contacted English care home providers via a letter last Friday to warn of the rise of COVID-19 cases in care homes.  This message was as a result of new data based upon regular testing of staff and residents now undertaken in the majority of care homes in England.   Testing data shows new infections have quadrupled in recent weeks, in particular amongst staff.  The concern is that the infections will spread to vulnerable residents. 

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