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Following from our previous analysis of care-home outbreaks of COVID-19 in Scotland in 2020, which appeared in Age and Ageing in 2021, our paper on the “Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s care-homes from March 2020 to October 2021: national linked data cohort analysis” has just been published in the same journal.

This shows that, in total 296 (27.1%) care-homes had one outbreak, 220 (20.1%) had two, 91 (8.3%) had three, and 68 (6.2%) had four or more. A general conclusion is that COVID-19 mitigation measures appear to have been beneficial, although the impact on residents remained severe until early 2021.