Thirteen people die in just seven days as coronavirus crosses a nursing home

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A coronavirus epidemic in a nursing home in Glasgow left 13 people dead in just seven days.

The virus is said to have “swept” the 90-bed Burlington Court nursing home in Glasgow, and families of the victims have said their deaths may be linked to Covid-19.

The 13 residents who died had underlying health conditions – Burlington Court cares for OAPs as well as people with epilepsy, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s.

A source inside the house told The Sun: “It’s so sad. How do you handle something like this? The staff do their best to deal with it. ”

Virus reportedly 'swept' 90-bed Burlington Court nursing home in Glasgow, killing 13, and victims' families said their deaths may be linked to Covid-19

Virus reportedly “swept” 90-bed Burlington Court nursing home in Glasgow, killing 13, and families of victims say death may have been linked to Covid-19

The victims are not believed to have been tested for coronavirus, but Four Seasons Health Care, who runs the home, said two other staff members had been treated for Covid-19.

A Four Seasons Health Care spokesperson said, “With deep sadness, we can confirm that 13 residents of Burlington Care Home have died in the past seven days.

“Our condolences go out to their families and we give them our continued support during this difficult time. The death of a loved one is always traumatic regardless of the circumstances.

The 13 residents who died had underlying health conditions - Burlington Court cares for OAPs as well as people with epilepsy, Huntington and Parkinson's

The 13 residents who died had underlying health conditions – Burlington Court cares for OAPs as well as people with epilepsy, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s

Rainbow photos, offering messages of hope to the public, are seen in the windows of the Burlington Court Care foster home in Cranhill, in the East End of Glasgow, April 4, 2020.

Rainbow photos, offering messages of hope to the public, are seen in the windows of the Burlington Court Care foster home in Cranhill, in the East End of Glasgow, April 4, 2020.

“At home, the team continues to focus on the ongoing care and protection of all of our residents and colleagues, two of whom are currently being treated for coronavirus.

The home added that it had “strict infectious disease protocols” in place, including social distancing, and monitored the health of other residents and staff.

The care regulator in Scotland, Care Inspectorate, liaises with the home.

This afternoon, the Department of Health confirmed that 4,313 people died in hospital in the UK after being infected with Covid-19.

In Scotland there have been 3,001 confirmed cases and 126 deaths.

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