Cluster of Covid-19 cases confirmed at a care home in Corstorphine
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A spokesperson from the privately owned care home confirmed that the residents and staff had tested positive for Covid-19 but did not confirm the number of cases.
They said: “We can confirm that during the home’s routine and rigorous testing regime, a number of staff and residents tested positive for Covid-19.
“In accordance with government guidelines all staff and residents who tested positive isolated for the required period; a number of these residents and staff have now completed their isolation, with some staff having returned to work.”
The Care Inspectorate is aware of a suspected surge of cases at the care home and is in close contact with the local health service.
A spokesperson from the Care Inspectorate said: “We are aware of suspected Covid-19 at Manor Grange care home and we are in close contact with the care service and the local health and social care partnership.”
This surge of cases in the North Edinburgh care home comes as figures published by the Scottish Government today show a national increase of Covid-19 related deaths in care homes.
In Scotland, 14 per cent of care home residents have a current case of suspected Covid-19 and there have now been 7,315 confirmed cases of the virus amongst residents since 9 March.