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£13m to tackle infection control in Hertfordshire care homes

£13m to tackle infection control in Hertfordshire care homes

£13m to tackle infection control in Hertfordshire care homes

Care homes in Hertfordshire, including Watford, are to receive £13m to tackle infection control in light of the coronavirus crisis.

This Government funding follows widespread criticism over the way that the spread of infection has been dealt with in care homes.

It comes after it was announced that nearly 10,000 people have died in such facilities as a result of Covid-19.

The latest figures show that in Hertfordshire there have been 206 Covid-19 deaths in care homes.

That’s more than one in four of every Covid-19 death in the county. And it doesn’t include the care home residents who died in a hospital setting.

Kiera
administrator