29 Apr 2020

Scotland: More coronavirus deaths in care homes than hospitals

Scotland Correspondent

More than half of coronavirus deaths in Scotland are now taking place in care homes, according to new figures – in the week up until Sunday, they overtook the number of hospital deaths for the first time.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was partly due to the fact that deaths in hospitals appeared to be on the decline – but also said care homes were “still very vulnerable”.

The familiar issues remain – from a shortage of protective equipment to a lack of testing.