Seven residents of a care home in the Scottish Borders have died after testing positive for coronavirus, it has been confirmed.
Saltgreens Care Home, in Eyemouth, is run by Scottish Borders Council and was the first in the region to report cases of Covid-19 in staff and residents.
A further 16 people living in the home have also contracted the virus, most of which have recovered.
Tracey Logan, Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council, said: “We can confirm seven residents within Saltgreens care home in Eyemouth have sadly passed away where Covid-19 has been recorded as a contributory factor on the death certificate.
“Our sympathy and condolences are with all family members at this difficult time.
“There are currently 16 other residents in Saltgreens who have tested positive since the outbreak, the majority of whom have recovered, and one at Lower Deanfield in Hawick,” she added.
Ms Logan said the council is working with colleagues at NHS Borders to support the situation in both homes.
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