Care homes body says 4,000 residents may have died from coronavirus

NCF calls for ‘ring of steel’ and says findings highlight flaws in official count and ‘scale of tragedy’ UK coronavirus updates – live All our coronavirus coverage A group representing care home providers has estimated that about 4,000 residents have died during the coronavirus pandemic and has called on the government to build a “ring of steel” to safeguard “the most vulnerable among us”. The National Care Forum said that once the deaths of residents who had been moved to hospital were factored in, the true figure was likely to be more than 7,300. Continue reading...