Almost 20,000 care home residents in England and Wales have died with coronavirus, the majority dying in their care home, official figures show. Death certificates for 19,394 residents mentioned “novel coronavirus” between March 2 and June 12, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
Around 200 workers at a farm in Herefordshire have been quarantined following an outbreak of Covid-19.Some 73 positive cases of the virus have been confirmed among workers at vegetable producer AS Green and Co, which is based in the village of Mathon, near Worcester.A joint statement from Public Health England (PHE) Midlands and Herefordshire Council said employees were being asked to remain on the farm during the period of isolation.
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The MP for Leicester West, Liz Kendall, has criticised the government's handling of the localised Leicester coronavirus outbreak, claiming they were slow to share data on infection rates with local councils and Public Health England due to contract stipulations with the private contractor carrying out community testing. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock praised the role played by BAME medical and care workers following the PHE report on the impact of the virus across different groups. At the Downing Street press conference he said: “This is a particularly timely publication, because right across the world, people are angry about racial injustice. “And I get that. Black lives matter. “And I want to say this to everyone who works in the NHS and in social care: I value the contribution that you make, everybody equally."
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Making a statement in the Commons, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces the findings of Public Health England's research into disparities in the risks and outcomes of Covid-19. He confirms that being from a black or minority ethnic background is a major risk factor.
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