Care Home Management

The Care Home Decision Makers’ Magazine

UK Care Home News

covid vaccination | Nursing Home Information

Care home COVID cases soar

COVID outbreaks have grown by 50 per cent in the past week according to latest figures from the UK Health and Security Agency.

The statistics reveal there were 312 outbreaks with at least one linked case testing positive, compared to 211 the previous week.

Cases are rising fastest in the over 80s. Experts put this down to waning immunity and stress the importance for older people to come forward for booster vaccines. About 20 per cent of those over 75 have not been vaccinated in the past six months.

Related

The CHM Podcast

The Latest UK Care Home News

Newcross HealthForce

Instant access to reliable and trusted healthcare workers