Britain`s deputy chief advisor Professor Angela McLean admitted that they are yet to get to grips with the number of coronavirus deaths in UK care homes.
Some UK Government officials like the Prime Minister Boris Johnson might feel or say the country is now “turning the tide” against coronavirus, however most recent figures show otherwise. A third of coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are occurring in care homes, however daily updates provided by the government do not include these.
At the government`s daily press conference at Downing Street, McLean said that care home deaths were still rising to the extent that in that week deaths in care homes were about half as many as all the deaths in hospitals.
Mike Padgham, of the Independent Care group which represents care homes, said care homes were now the “true front line” in the fight against Covid19. The sector needs more testing, protective equipment and money to tackle the outbreak.
Overall the number of deaths in care homes is now approximately three times higher than it was before the pandemic started. The Office for National Statistics(ONS) registers more deaths than Public health Wales’s figures because the ONS includes deaths at care homes and in hospices, not just hospitals.
The government seems to be deliberately recording lower coronavirus death cases as they ignore care home deaths so that the country`s death toll might seem like is falling. This has left all care home workers at a huge risk of contracting the virus.