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- The ONS data is available to download
- From 28 December 2019 to 1 May 2020 there were 73,180 deaths among care home residents, 23,136 (46 per cent) higher than the same period last year. 12,516 deaths mentioned Covid-19. The ONS is planning to look into the excess of non-Covid-19 deaths and intends to publish more on this soon.
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