There were more than a thousand coronavirus-related care home deaths registered up to April 10, up from 217 the week before, official figures show.
Latest weekly figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 1,662 deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales registered up to April 10 which occurred outside hospitals.
The equivalent figure for hospitals deaths over the period is 8,673.
Of the deaths outside hospitals 1,043 took place in care homes, 466 in private homes, 87 in hospices, 21 in other communal establishments and 45 elsewhere
For deaths that occurred in England alone up to 10 April (registered by 18 April)
– there were 12,516 deaths involving COVID-19
— Office for National Statistics (ONS) (@ONS) April 21, 2020
The ONS said the numbers are based on where Covid-19 is mentioned anywhere on the death certificate, including in combination with other health conditions.
A total of 406 deaths involving Covid-19 in England and Wales registered up to April 3 occurred outside of hospitals, according to provisional ONS figures – around 10% of the total.
Of these, 217 were registered in care homes, 33 in hospices, 136 in private homes, three in other communal establishments and 17 elsewhere.