A WEST END care home resident has died from Covid-19.

Bosses at David Cargill House confirmed the news with a number of staff and residents now self-isolating. 

It's the first death from the virus at the Great Western Terrace home with chiefs pledging they are doing all the can to reduce the impact of infections. 

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A spokesman from the house said: "It is with regret to note that at David Cargill House, we do have a number of our residents and staff diagnosed with Covid-19. Sadly, this has included one death.

"We offer our deepest condolences for the residents, family and friends and staff who have been affected by this.

"The staff at David Cargill House have been doing their utmost to provide compassionate care and support to our residents during these challenging times.

"We have been fortunate to have a robust and plentiful supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which is used by staff in accordance with guidance.

"This effectively saw the delay in the transmission of the virus into our home and saw us remain free from Covid-19 from the outset of the pandemic until very recently.

"Staff and residents who are affected are isolating to help reduce the virus spreading in the home.

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"The health and safety of our staff and residents is our top priority, and as the Covid-19 crisis continues, we are committed to continually do everything we can to respond quickly and effectively, whilst following the latest advice from the government."