13 Apr 2020

Advisors warn of care home epidemic – but only hospital deaths are currently reflected in government figures

Health and Social Care Editor

Channel 4 News has learned that the scientific advisers to the Government on Covid-19 have warned ministers that there are now three separate epidemics across the country – in hospitals, care homes and the general population.

Yet only the number of deaths in hospitals are currently being updated every day by the UKĀ  government.