Coronavirus: 24 deaths at veterans charity’s care homes

Erskine Care Homes, a charity for ex-servicemen and women since, confirmed the death toll on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: 24 residents have died.
Coronavirus: 24 residents have died.

Twenty-four residents have died following a coronavirus outbreak at veterans care homes.

Three residents passed away after being diagnosed with Covid-19, while a further 21 died with suspected coronavirus.

Erskine Care Homes, a charity which has been caring for ex-servicemen and women since 1916, confirmed the death toll on Wednesday.

A spokeswoman also revealed four of the organisation’s staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

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Of the 24 who died, three had tested positive for the virus but 21 had not been tested as the facility had not been widely available.

The charity, which has homes in Bishopton, Glasgow and Edinburgh, said 90 residents had been barrier nursed and added “many” are recovering.

Meanwhile, a total of 2272 deaths have been registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

That’s according to National Records of Scotland, who count deaths of both confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases and go up to Sunday, April 26.

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They are tallied differently to the daily statistics produced by Health Protection Scotland and published by the Scottish Government, which only include confirmed Covid-19 cases.

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