NHS Fife is issuing a further update following a cluster of COVID-19 cases associated with Lomond Court Care Home in Glenrothes.
A total of 31 residents within the Care Home have now been confirmed as positive for COVID-19. An additional 40 staff and other individuals linked to the home have also been confirmed as positive for the virus.
Sadly, 19 residents have died after contracting COVID-19.
NHS Fife’s Health Protection Team and the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership continues to work alongside Fife Council’s Environmental Health Service to support the management of the care home and help reduce further transmission of the virus.
The home remains closed to new admissions.
NHS Fife Deputy Director of Public Health, Dr Esther Curnock, said:
“We can confirm there have been further cases of COVID-19 associated with Lomond Court Care Home and our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones at such a difficult time.
“COVID-19 is particularly infectious in older adults and care homes across Fife are working incredibly hard to try and prevent clusters of COVID-19 from developing. Alongside our colleagues in Fife Council and the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, we are assisting care home managers in any way we can to prevent spread and ensure that residents continue to receive a good standard of care.”
Anyone experiencing the well-established symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of how mild, should immediately self-isolate and arrange a test using the NHS inform website www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.
A local online support hub has been created to provide information on testing for COVID-19 and updates on the pandemic. Visit: www.nhsfife.org/coronavirus.