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21 Social Workers Die in UK Due To Covid-19

UK - The UK Office for National Statistics has confirmed that deaths of social workers from Covid-19 have more than doubled during May, in comparison with the previous month.



The official statistics show that 21 practitioners were registered as having died from Covid-19 related causes from the 9th March to 25th May. This compares with only 10 recorded deaths up to the 20th April.


The statistic show a widening gap between social workers and the population in general. For this same period there were 50.1 deaths per 100,0000 male social workers, in contrast to 19.1 for general workers. For women it was 19.1 for social care staff compared to 9.7 in the general population.


This figure may well be higher than publicised, as a Community Care survey found that 30