A Scottish care home has been closed to new admissions and visiting after 84 detected cases of COVID-19.
The response to the outbreak at Inchmarlo House Care Home in Aberdeenshire is being supported by the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian.
An Incident Management Team spokesperson said: “There are now 84 detected cases of COVID-19 associated with Inchmarlo House Care Home.
“The Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian continue to support Inchmarlo and are deploying staff into the home to help in supporting the management and staff team to continue to care for residents. The home is closed to new admissions and visiting.”
There have also been reports of several deaths at the home as a result of the outbreak.
An Inchmarlo Care Home said: “We are not able to comment on reports of deaths at this time, due to the need for privacy of all residents and out of respect for all families, with whom we are in frequent communication.
“Everyone at Inchmarlo 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.”