More Somerset Care Homes get virus
We last reported on the COVID 19 virus in care homes in Somerset on 17th April. At the time 27 care homes in our county had, or had had, the virus. And that number appeared to be accelerating. It had been 17 just a few days earlier.
At their weekly briefing to councillors, Somerset County Council revealed two interesting facts. The number of care homes with the infection, present and past, now stands at 32.
Not a massive increase on the number 2 weeks ago.
Secondly they have confirmed that the number of cases in care homes (and the number of homes with the virus) appears to be static. Which would suggest that some of the actions taken, including sourcing PPE centrally via the NHS are working better.
It is also worth noting for context that there are 387 care homes in Somerset so the total that have experienced the virus (at least as far as is known) is still under 10% of the total.