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Resident dies and 14 infected following care home COVID outbreak

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One resident has sadly died and 14 people have been infected following a COVID outbreak at a care home in Powys, Wales.

Shaw healthcare confirmed that one resident had passed away over the weekend and seven residents and seven employees had tested COVID positive at Maes-y-Wennol Care Home in Llanidloes.

Mike Smith, Chief Operating Officer, said: “We currently have seven residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and unfortunately one has passed away over the weekend at hospital. We also have seven employees who have tested positive and are isolating at home. Our residents are receiving a very strict level of care, designed to best protect them and those around them.

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“We are extremely proud and grateful to our frontline care team, they have been implementing stringent guidelines around infection control, deep cleaning, administering care and medication and also using Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

“We send our condolences to the loved ones of the family member that passed away and would also like to extend our thanks to the residents’ families that have all been very respectful of the guidelines for self-isolation and social distancing that we are also adhering to, as issued by the Government.”

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The author Lee Peart

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