The number of coronavirus deaths at a city care home have doubled in the past two weeks. 

A total of 14 residents at Ailsa Craig Care Home in Cessnock have sadly passed away due to the virus. 

Bosses at the 90-bed care home have confirmed that two employees and four residents currently test positive. 

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Infection control measures are currently in place in a bid to prevent transmission of the virus. 

A spokesman for the home said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with all families who have lost a loved one from coronavirus. 

“As we navigate the next stage of the outbreak at the home, we continue to implement our infection control measures. The home continues to be well supplied with the resources they need to protect Residents and Colleagues alike.

"We are also working closely with our local health and care partners to monitor the situation.  

“We are grateful for the ongoing support and understanding from families.”