A Review of The Impact of Covid-19 on the Elderly

Without a doubt, age is one of the clearest and most obvious area of ‘protective’ concerns. Data obtained from Public Health England (PHE) on cases and deaths by regions, local authorities by age and gender paints a bleak outlook with respect to those most impacted on23. As Fig 7 below shows, the deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and had tested positive for COVID-19 at time of death, shows that London continues to have the highest number of deaths recorded compared to the other regions (6,148 (21%) compared to the South West’s 1,277 (4%), this being the lowest). Fig 8 illustrates specifically what this meant in actual cases, which shows clearly that at its peak in April, over 4,000 deaths were recorded across the capital, the largest count in England.

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