Peer reviewed scientific article
AuthorsKostas Danis; Laure Fonteneau; Georges, Scarlett; Daniau, Côme; Sybille Bernard-Stoecklin; Domegan, Lisa; O'Donnell, Joan; Siri Helene Hauge; Sara Dequeker; Eline Vandael; Johan Van der Heyden; Françoise Renard; Natalia Bustos Sierra; Enrico Ricchizzi; Birgitta Schweickert; Nicole Schmidt; Muna Abu Sin; Tim Eckmanns; José-Artur Paiva; Elke Schneider
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Residents in long-term care facilities (LTCF) are a vulnerable population group. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)-related deaths in LTCF residents represent 30-60% of all COVID-19 deaths in many European countries. This situation demands that countries implement local and national testing, infection prevention and control, and monitoring programmes for COVID-19 in LTCF in order to identify clusters early, decrease the spread within and between facilities and reduce the size and severity of outbreaks.