Further infections have been confirmed at a Scottish care home where some residents have sadly passed away from coronavirus.
NHS Grampian and Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership said 91 people have been infected with COVID-19 at Inchmarlo House Care Home.
A spokesperson for the Incident Management Team: “There are now 91 detected cases of COVID-19 associated with Inchmarlo. We continue to support Inchmarlo House Care Home to manage the outbreak and we are deploying staff into the home to help in supporting the management and staff team to continue to care for residents. The home remains closed to new admissions and visiting.”
A statement from the care home confirmed that sadly some of those infected with the virus had passed away.
A spokesperson said: “Inchmarlo House Care Home is very grateful to residents, Inchmarlo homeowners, staff, families, friends and the local community for their support. We are deeply touched by the many expressions of kindness during these difficult times. We would like to thank all of the organisations that are supporting us and we continue to work closely with Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership which is supporting us at this difficult time.
“Sadly, some of those affected have passed away. The loss of any member of the Inchmarlo family is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with all those affected, including their family, friends and the staff involved in their care. We are not able to comment further, due to the need for privacy of all residents and out of respect for all families, with whom we are in regular communication.
“Everyone at Inchmarlo House Care Home is wholly focused on the care of residents and is giving 100% of their time to this just now. We are, therefore, not able to fulfil requests for media interviews at this time.”