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Death toll in UK care homes from coronavirus may be 6,000, study estimates

17 April 2020

The true death toll from coronavirus in care homes in England and Wales may be as high as 6,000. Candesic has advised the Financial Times that the estimate is far higher than ministers have acknowledged, because it includes people who have died in care homes or their own homes but whose deaths were not attributed to Covid-19 – in part because almost none were tested for the disease.