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Worst affected care homes revealed by watchdog

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The number of people who have died in each care home has been published for the first time. According to reports, more than 39,000 care home residents died with the virus between 10 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

The data, released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows 21 homes had more than 30 Covid-19 related deaths, with the highest number of deaths in a single care home being 44.

Kate Terroni, CQC chief inspector for adult social care has said "Every number represents a life lost". 

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Source: BBC News, 21 July 2021

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