Three more residents have died at a care home in the East End of the city due to coronavirus

The tragic outbreak has led to a total of 16 deaths within Burlington Court Care Home in just over one week. 

The First Minister confirmed the further deaths at a media briefing yesterday afternoon, where she announced a further 10 residents at the 90-bed care home are showing symptoms. 

It's understood all of the residents who passed away had underlying health problems. 

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On Saturday, healthcare bosses confirmed: "With deep sadness we can confirm that 13 residents have passed away over the past seven days.

“The focus is the ongoing care and protection of all our residents and our colleagues.

“The passing of a loved one is always traumatic irrespective of the circumstances. 

“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 outbreak comes after additional restrictions were placed on the visitor policy by the healthcare provider."

It's understood two members of staff are also currently being treated for the disease. 

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A Care Inspectorate spokesman said: “We are aware of the tragic death of residents at this care home as a result of Covid-19.

“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those affected as well as the staff and wider community of the home.

“We have been notified of the circumstances and we are in contact with the care service and the local health and social care partnership during this difficult time.

“All of Scotland’s social care sector is working under very difficult circumstances to care for people during the pandemic and the Care Inspectorate is doing all it can to support them.”