Advinia Health Care has confirmed a “significant” COVID outbreak at its Braemount Count Home in Paisley, Scotland.
The leading care home operator said 49 residents had tested positive at the service, which provides care for up to 90 older people. Seven residents have sadly died with COVID.
An Advinia spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there is a significant outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the care home.
“We will continue to follow the strictest infection control protocols, including proper hand-washing techniques, social distancing, enhanced cleaning measures and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times. We are also working closely with the local Health and Social Care Partnership, Health Protection Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.
“Our highest priority now is the safety and wellbeing of the residents and also that of our dedicated teams of colleagues, who are working tirelessly to help others at this unprecedented time.”
Two GPs and the clinical director of Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are supporting staff during the outbreak.
A spokesman for Renfrewshire HSCP said: “We are in daily contact with the home and will continue to keep in close contact with the provider to offer ongoing advice, support and assurance to them.”