Ten dead after Covid-19 cluster at care home

Lucinda Cameron, PA Scotland
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Ten people have died after contracting Covid-19 following an outbreak at a care home.

NHS Fife said  25 residents and 43 staff tested positive for the virus at Mossview Care Home in Lochgelly.

The care home was closed to new admissions but has since reopened as it is now 14 days since the last positive test.

The health board said its health protection team and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership worked closely with Fife Council’s environmental health service to support the management of the care home and offer advice to prevent spread of the virus.

NHS Fife said: “NHS Fife is aware of a recent cluster of confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with Mossview Care Home in Lochgelly.

“A total of 25 residents tested positive for the virus. A further 43 staff have also tested positive for Covid-19.

“Sadly, 10 people died after contracting Covid-19 and our thoughts are with their loved ones at this difficult time.”