Seven deaths reported following COVID outbreak at Devon care home


Seven deaths have been reported following a COVID-19 outbreak at a Devon care home.

Devon & Cornwall Police confirmed the deaths as it continued its investigation into the outbreak at Holmesley Care Home in Sidmouth.

A significant number of residents and staff have tested positive at the home with seven deaths since Sunday 6 March.

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Ten residents are being treated at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital with COVID-19. A staff member who was being treated at the hospital for coronavirus has now been discharged.

Officers are speaking to staff and conducted a search of the home last week as part of their investigation.

The probe, which is being led by Devon & Cornwall Police in partnership with a multi-agency safeguarding response, is focusing on infection control and management within the home and is not related to the vaccination of residents.

Devon County Council and other partners are supporting the home with additional management and staffing support while staff are self-isolating, and are communicating directly with residents and their families.

Police continue to have specialist officers communicating with the families of the deceased residents.

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  1. It would be interesting to know whether the people who died and the others infected had been vaccinated. The reports only say that most of the care home residents had been vaccinated, but not whether those affected had been.

  2. If these people have had the vaccine and died then
    either Matt Hancock is lying about the efficacy of the vaccine or they have died from receiving it – which is it going to be – something is NOT right about this story – it doesn’t add up! Autopsies need to be done – if not it gives more credence to some kind of cover up!

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