Coronavirus in Scotland: Half of deaths now in care homes

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Coronavirus in Scotland Half of deaths now in care homes(Source: BBC News)

More than half of Scotland's coronavirus deaths are now happening in care homes, according to new figures.

Data from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) showed that 338 of the 656 deaths recorded between 20 and 26 April were in care homes. The figures bring the total number of people to have died with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus to 2,272.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the deaths included six members of NHS staff and five social care workers.

Ms Sturgeon said that it was "not necessarily the case" that all of the staff members contracted the virus through their work, and in some cases people may not have been in their workplace for some time.

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