Tonight at around 6:05pm, we heard
‘The figures in Scotland and Northern Ireland are higher.’
In Scotland 25% of coronavirus deaths were in care homes but that’s because the total number of which they are a percentage is much lower!
By today, 21 April, there have been 985 deaths in total in Scotland and 237 were in care homes.
In England, by the same date, 15 607 deaths were reported.
So, taking the BBC figure of 10% we get get 1 560 care home deaths.
Per capita, the Scottish figure may be slightly higher, at the moment, but the Chief Executive of Care England has predicted massive under-reporting with around 7 500 already dead in care homes from coronavirus: