Six residents die after coronavirus outbreak at Scots care home – Daily Record

Six vulnerable residents have died at a Scots care home at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak.

Health chiefs confirmed the sad news the deadly cluster took hold at the Alma McFadyen Care Centre in Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway.

Bosses say correct protocols for dealing with the virus were in place at the 24-bed home, with measures being implemented.

A spokesman for Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership said: “This is obviously a very upsetting and concerning situation, and thoughts are with families and residents at this time.”

“We would want to credit and pay tribute to the operators of Alma McFadyen and their extremely dedicated staff for their response.

“COVID-19 is incredibly infectious, and containing its spread is not at all easy – even when all the correct protocols are in place to address the virus.

“The coronavirus can result in mild symptoms and sometimes none at all, potentially masking its spread to more vulnerable individuals where it can pose a high degree of risk.

“There are no absolute guarantees of protection against COVID-19. Instead, what we have are the best tools currently at our disposal, including correct use of PPE (including face coverings), around physical distancing and around ensuring good hygiene.


“All of these continue to be essential as we employ the best measures currently available to help reduce the risk as much as possible, and help limit the spread of the virus.”