Coronavirus Cases passes 2 million as Matt Hancock says care homes to be tested

Coronavirus Cases is currently 2,023,664, Deaths: 128,894, Recovered: 492,409

16th UK  870 new deaths raises total 14,000

91% of those who died with Covid-19 had pre-existing condition, with Men dying at twice the rate of women.

Matt Hancock has said Everybody going from a hospital into social care will be tested for coronavirus & isolated whilst the result comes through to protect those most in need.

There are more than 15,000 care homes in England, compared with about 200 hospitals.

On Monday, HC-One, which operates 350 homes, said it had had 311 deaths linked to Covid-19, with outbreaks in two-thirds of its homes. The Methodist Homes Association reported 210 deaths in its 131 homes. Outbreaks occurred in about half of those homes.

On Monday, England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said 13.5%  of all COVID-19 deaths had occurred in care homes.

Donald Trump has announced a suspension of US funding to the World Health Organisation, claiming the body fatally mishandled the coronavirus outbreak.

 

 

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