Several reports suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving a deadly impact on senior care homes all over the world. In fact, a recent report published by the research team at the London School of Economics concludes that 60% of deaths in some countries are linked with these facilities.
The research notes that international comparison for these cases is challenging since most countries are not tracking the specific cases. However, the survey of selected countries shows that 64% of deaths in Norway are linked to care home facilities for the elderly.
Similarly, Canada and Ireland also saw 57% and 55% of deaths in senior care homes respectively.
The World Health Organization has also established that the elderly members of our society are the most vulnerable to coronavirus. Especially those who are already suffering from pre-existing medical conditions were asked to take extra precautions.
However, senior care facilities usually have communal dining rooms and sleeping areas that can cause a rapid spread of the virus.
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