Newcastle records first care home Covid deaths in six months as case numbers rise among over-65s
Newcastle has experienced its first Covid-19 deaths in care homes for six months, a public health chief has confirmed.
City leaders were told on Wednesday morning that there have been at least two deaths in care homes in the past few weeks where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.
Prof Eugene Milne, Newcastle’s public health director, also warned that there has been a “concerning” rise in Covid cases among the over-65s population.
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He told a meeting of the City Futures Board that discovering that Covid was once again present in care facilities was “disappointing” and that health and social care officials were considering what measures can be taken to improve safety measures without limiting residents’ freedoms to the …
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