High impact of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, suggestion for monitoring in the EU/EEA, May 2020.

Last updated on 15-3-2023 by Natalia Bustos Sierra

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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.

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