#Covid-19: risk of death in UK care homes 13 times higher than in Germany | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian
The analysis of official statistics was carried out by academics at the London School of Economics as part of the International Long Term Care Policy Network.
Of all the UK’s care home residents, 5.3% were confirmed or suspected to have died from Covid-19, compared with 0.4% in Germany, according to analysis of official statistics.
About 3,500 people died in care homes in Germany compared with more than 16,000 in the UK, despite Germany having a care home population twice as large. Its test-and-trace system and 14-day quarantine for people leaving hospital have been credited with protecting homes from outbreaks.