Thirteen die just seven days as coronavirus sweeps through care home

Thirteen people die in just seven days as coronavirus sweeps through care home

  • Coronavirus is believed to have killed 13 Glasgow care home residents in a week 
  • The virus is said to have ‘swept through’ the 90-bed Burlington Court care home
  • Two staff have been treated for the virus, the victims have not been tested

A coronavirus outbreak at a care home in Glasgow has left 13 residents dead in just seven days.  

The virus is said to have ‘swept through’ the 90-bed Burlington Court care home in Glasgow, with the victims’ families told their deaths may be linked to covid-19. 

All 13 residents who died had underlying health issues – Burlington Court cares for OAPs as well as those with epilepsy, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Disease. 

A source from inside the home told The Sun: ‘It’s just so sad. How do you deal with something like this? The staff are doing their best to cope.’ 

The virus is said to have ‘swept through’ the 90-bed Burlington Court care home in Glasgow killing 13, with the victims’ families told their deaths may be linked to covid-19

The victims are not believed to have been tested for coronavirus, but Four Seasons Health Care, who manages the home, said that a further two staff were treated for covid-19.  

A spokesperson for Four Seasons Health Care said: ‘With deep sadness, we can confirm that 13 residents at Burlington Care Home have passed away over the past seven days.

‘Our condolences are with their families and we are providing them with our ongoing support during this difficult time. The passing of a loved one is always traumatic irrespective of the circumstances. 

All 13 residents who died had underlying health issues – Burlington Court cares for OAPs as well as those with epilepsy, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Disease 

Rainbow pictures, offering messages of hope to the public are seen in the windows of Burlington Court Care home in Cranhill, in the East End of Glasgow on April 4, 2020

‘Within the home, the focus of the team continues to be the ongoing care and protection of all our residents and our colleagues, two of whom are currently being treated for coronavirus.

The home added that they had put in place ‘strict protocols on infectious diseases’ including social distancing, and were monitoring the health of the other residents and staff.  

Care regulator in Scotland, Care Inspectorate, is liaising with the home.  

This afternoon, the Department of Health confirmed 4,313 people have died in hospital in the UK having been infected with Covid-19.    

In Scotland there have been 3,001 confirmed cases and 126 deaths.

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