UK care homes death toll rises sharply amid warning ‘peak not reached’

As the death toll in hospitals appears to be declining, figures today reveal a new frontline – care homes, where deaths are rising sharply amid warnings that the peak of the outbreak has not yet been reached. (Subscribe:

The government insists it set out a strategy for care homes in the early stages, and today announced a new expansion of testing – to include residents and staff who are not showing symptoms. But familiar questions have arisen about lack of protective equipment and whether tests were available early enough.
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