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Coronavirus care home deaths pass 140 in Bucks

Updated figures mean over 200 people in Buckinghamshire have now died with the virus.

Published by Dan Gooding at 10:44am 15th May 2020. (Updated at 10:57am 15th May 2020) 2-minute read.

Coronavirus care home deaths pass 140 in Bucks

Over 140 people in care homes in Buckinghamshire have passed away with coronavirus.

It now means over 200 people in the county have died with the illness, as 104 have passed away in our hospitals with Covid-19.

Latest figures for care homes are out, covering the week ending 6th March through to 1st May, but registered up to 9th May.

In total, 145 care home residents have passed away with coronavirus, out of the 438 deaths in total over that time.

Deaths with covid-19 in care homes by district:

  • Aylesbury Vale 62
  • Chiltern 39
  • South Bucks 16
  • Wycombe 28

On Thursday, we heard how the number of cases in Buckinghamshire had passed 900.

Buckinghamshire's population is around 540,000, meaning approximately 0.16% of people living here have officially tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, around 35% of care homes in Aylesbury Vale have been impacted by coronavirus.

Elsewhere, in South Oxfordshire (including Thame) 38 people in care homes have lost their lives with the virus.

In Dacorum, which includes Tring & Berkhamsted, the number is 28.

The ONS' definition of deaths involving COVID-19 includes cases where the certifying doctor suspected the death involved COVID-19 but was not certain, for example, because a test was not undertaken.

 

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