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With Care Home Covid Cases tripling in July, Liberal Democrats ask what is happening in Hertfordshire

August 17, 2021 10:00 AM
Originally published by Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats

The statistics on Adult Social Care in England for August 2021 show clearly that the government continues to leave the care sector exposed with the statistics for August 2021 showing :-

  • There were 14,660 positive Covid tests among care home staff in the four weeks to July 27, triple the 4,552 positive tests recorded among care home staff in June, analysis of figures from the Department of Health and Social Care have revealed.
  • The figures are the highest since the pandemic was surging during the second wave in February of this year.
  • 2,047 care home residents tested positive in the four weeks to July 27, up from 596 the previous month.
  • The figures also show 78% of staff in care homes have now received two doses of the vaccine, while 93.5% of care home residents have received both doses.

Hertfordshire Liberal Democrat Spokesperson, County Councillor Ron Tindall said, "These statistics show clearly that Adult Care Services are the forgotten service as far as the government is concerned. They have continually failed to prioritise a long-term and sustainable plan for this crucial service, and these statistics highlight that the Conservatives' abject failure to protect care home residents and staff throughout this whole pandemic has been one of the biggest tragedies. It must not continue."

Ron continued "These figures also raise concerns locally, and I have asked the County Council for a report on the situation in Hertfordshire"