New figures show close to 30% of Covid-19 deaths recorded in nursing homes

Almost a third of Covid deaths during the pandemic occurred in nursing homes.

Figures from the CSO show 91% of the 5,384 deaths associated with the virus between March 2020 and February 2022 were in people aged over 65.

The majority of deaths occurred in general or orthopaedic hospitals, at more than 3,000.

Settings which didn’t record any deaths associated with Covid-19 were maternity and paediatric hospitals.

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