Two more care homes across Scarborough area report Covid-19 outbreak

Two more care homes across the Scarborough borough have reported a coronavirus outbreak, new government statistics reveal.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 1:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 1:26 pm
Two more care homes across the borough have reported a Covid-19 outbreak.

Eighteen 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 is up by two since the week commencing June 1 and now means that this equates to 31.6% of the facilities in the borough.

The outbreaks followed a week of good news from June 1 when no new care homes recorded cases for the week the first time there had been no new places added since April 6.

However, in the two weeks that followed, each saw one new outbreak.

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 688 suspected or confirmed outbreaks in care homes since March, meaning 46.1% of care homes have been affected.

The North East has the highest percentage of suspected or confirmed cases with 53.8% of homes affected. The South West has the lowest number at 29.4%.

In the week beginning June 15, there were 106 reported outbreaks in new care homes nationally, a rise of four on the previous week.

The peak for outbreaks was April 6 when 1,009 care homes were affected.