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Just how many hospital patients were discharged into Lincolnshire care homes without having COVID-19 tests?

The issue of patients being discharged from hospitals into care homes at the start of the COVID pandemic, without being tested for the virus, has raised many questions across the country.

Why was it that the Government waited until April 15 to introduce mandatory testing for those being discharged into care homes?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says since the beginning of March until July 13, there were 64 confirmed or suspected outbreaks of coronavirus in Lincolnshire’s 288 care homes reported to Public Health England.

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