Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says new nursing home details show the devastating scale of deaths in homes. Says one public home in Donegal saw half of residents die. pic.twitter.com/fvllv1Ply6
— Sandra Hurley (@sandra_hurley) May 28, 2020
Leinster House, Dublin 2
In Europe, an Italian government survey covering deaths in 10 percent of the nation’s care homes, suggested 45 percent of all deaths in that country could be in care homes.
And in Spain, leaked regional government data suggested 57 percent of the country’s death toll from March 8 to April 8 was from care homes.
According to Ireland’s chief medical officer, 54 percent of deaths up to April 11 had occurred in care homes.
Figures released by the French public health authority showed 45 percent of deaths took place in care homes.
In Belgium, health ministry figures showed 42 percent of COVID-19 deaths happened in care homes.
In North America, it’s reported at least 3,621 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the country. In Canada, deaths in nursing homes makes up almost half of the country’s coronavirus deaths.
Not A Medic writes:
There appear to be specific countries that have encountered the same issue concerning nursing homes. Was there a general policy worldwide that some countries opted out of?