Lennox Herald : 2020-05-19

NEWS : 6 : 6


6 www.lennoxhera­ld.co.uk 19.05.2020 JENNY FOULDS Deprivatio­n has been linked to West Dunbartons­hire’s high Covid-19 death rate – as the number dying in care homes overtook those perishing in hospital for the second time. A total of 48 elderly people have now died in care homes compared to 47 in hospitals, according to the latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS). A further four have passed away at home due to suspected or confirmed coronaviru­s. It brings the total number of deaths in the region to 99 – an increase of 13 on the previous week. It is also the second time deaths in care

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