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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 28 February 2022

Since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,

  • of the 274,063 deaths to care home residents in England and Wales, 45,632 (16.7%) involved COVID-19.

  • There were more total deaths of care home residents compared to the five-year average in the first wave of the pandemic with 26,035 excess deaths in England and 1,046 excess deaths in Wales.

    • In the second and third waves, however, total deaths fell below the five-year average.

  • New data also suggests 30.0% of primary school pupils with long COVID had a probable mental disorder, a significantly higher proportion than the 7.7% of those without long COVID. 

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