Four residents at Scottish care home die after contracting coronavirus, according to reports

The home confirmed it has been exposed to “a number of cases” of coronavirus since the outbreak began.

The deaths were reported at Crimond House in Abereenshire in April.
The deaths were reported at Crimond House in Abereenshire in April.

Four residents at a care home in Scotland died after contracting the coronavirus, reports show.

The deaths were reported at Crimond House in Aberdeenshire in April.

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It has been confirmed the residents had tested positive for Covid-19.

Crimond House has been exposed to “a number of cases” of coronavirus since the outbreak began.

Yet staff have reassured that currently all residents are clear and said “rigorous infection control procedures” were being followed.

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A spokeswoman said: “The health and safety of our residents is our top priority and we have taken all measures possible to minimise the potential outbreak of Covid-19.

“There were a number of cases at Crimond House and very sadly four residents died last month following a positive Covid-19 test.

“Where possible a family member was present and our thoughts and condolences are with all family and friends during this very difficult time. We also support staff who developed relationships with residents and their families.

“Full testing of our residents has just been completed with results over the weekend confirming that all residents are clear of Covid-19 at this time. We continue to follow rigorous infection control procedures in line with Health Protection Scotland guidance.”

So far, 2,134 patients in Scotland who have contracted coronavirus have died, according to government figures released today (May 19).

Yesterday, 482 adult care homes were recorded to have a current case of suspected Covid-19 with at least one resident exhibiting symptoms during the last 14 days.

59 per cent of adult care homes have lodged at least one report for suspected coronavirus cases to the Care Inspectorate since the start of the epidemic - 467 of these care homes have reported more than one suspected case.

So far there are 5,306 cumulative cases of suspected coronavirus in care homes – this is an increase of 180 suspected cases on the previous day.