More than a quarter of Scarborough borough care homes have had a coronavirus outbreak

More than a quarter of the care homes across the Scarborough borough have reported a coronavirus outbreak, new Government statistics reveal.

Sixteen of the 57 care homes, which includes residential homes, nursing homes, rehabilitation units and assisted living units, have seen a suspected or confirmed Covid-19 outbreak since March 9.

This equates to 28.1% of the facilities in the borough.

The good news is that no new care homes recorded outbreaks for the week commencing June 1, the first time there had been no new places added since April 6.

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Any individual care home is only included in the dataset once.

If a care home has reported more than one outbreak, only the first is included in the Government data.

Across Yorkshire and the Humber there have been 665 suspected or confirmed outbreaks in care homes since March, meaning 44.6% of care homes have been affected.

The North East has the highest percentage of suspected or confirmed cases with 52.5% of homes affected. The South West has the lowest number at 28.9%.

In the week beginning June 1 there were 102 reported outbreaks in new care homes nationally, the lowest total since March 9. The peak for outbreaks was April 6 when 1,010 care homes were affected.

The latest daily figures from Public Health England, released yesterday, revealed 16 new coronavirus deaths in Yorkshire hospitals. None were in Scarborough or York hospital.

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