Ten people have died in connection with a coronavirus cluster at a care home.
NHS Fife said 25 residents at Mossview Care Home in Lochgelly tested positive for the deadly virus, alongside a further 43 staff members.
NHS Fife’s health protection team and the Fife health and social care partnership joined forces with the council’s environmental health service to support the home’s management to reduce further transmission.
The home was closed to new admissions, but has since reopened after passing 14 days without a new positive case.
In a statement released on Friday, the health board 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, ten people died after contracting Covid-19 and our thoughts are with their loved ones at this difficult time.”
On January 13, NHS Fife confirmed that the first round of Covid vaccinations had been carried out in all of the region’s 76 care homes.
Around 5000 residents and staff received their jab, alongside a further 7100 healthcare workers as part of efforts to maintain critical NHS services in Fife throughout winter.
Anyone experiencing Covid symptoms – regardless of how mild – are being urged to immediately self-isolate and arrange a test via NHS inform or by calling 0800 028 2816.
A local online support hub has also been created for more information on testing and updates on the pandemic.