Peer reviewed scientific article
AuteursECDC Public Health Emergency Team,; Kostas, Danis; Fonteneau, Laure; Scarlett, Georges; Côme, Daniau; Bernard-Stoecklin, Sybille; Domegan, Lisa; O'Donnell, Joan; Hauge, Siri; Dequeker, Sara; Vandael, Eline; Van der Heyden, Johan; Renard, Françoise; Bustos Sierra, Natalia; Ricchizzi, Enrico; Schweickert, Birgitta; Schmidt, Nicole; Abu Sin, Muna; Eckmanns, Tim; Paiva, José-Artur; Schneider, Elke
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.