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Coronavirus: 16 care home residents die after suspected COVID-19 outbreak

By April 5, 2020 No Comments
Thirteen residents at Burlington Court Care Home have died in a week. Pic: Google Street View

Sixteen residents at a Glasgow care home have died in eight days after a suspected outbreak of coronavirus.

The residents, all with underlying health conditions, lived at Burlington Court Care Home.

Two of its staff members are being treated in separate hospitals after testing positive for COVID-19.

Four Seasons Health Care, which runs Burlington Court, said it had “strict protocols on infectious diseases” in place including social distancing during “these exceptional circumstances”.

Because tests are only carried out if someone is admitted to hospital, it is not known for certain whether those who died had coronavirus.

The health of other residents and staff is being closely monitored, the company said.

The home has access to personal protective equipment and GPs have been visiting and providing medical support over the phone.

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A Four Seasons Health Care spokesperson confirmed the deaths in a statement.

“Our condolences are with their families and we are providing them with our ongoing support during this difficult time,” they said.

“The passing of a loved one is always traumatic irrespective of the circumstances.”

They added: “We are sincerely grateful for the dedication of our colleagues and can assure our residents and their families that we are putting all our resources and energy into supporting and protecting everyone in our homes.”