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.
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.