Deaths in Dunfermline care home as 35 residents test positive for Covid-19

A number of residents in a Fife care home have died amid a Covid-19 cluster, the local health board has said.

NHS Fife said that 35 residents and 32 staff at Canmore Lodge Care Home in Dunfermline have tested positive for the virus.

The health board could not confirm the number of deaths for confidentiality reasons but said it was less than five.

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Dr Esther Curnock, NHS Fife deputy director of public health, said: “We’re saddened by the deaths at Canmore Lodge Care Home and our thoughts are very much with their families’ and loved ones at this really difficult time.

Canmore Lodge Care Home.
Canmore Lodge Care Home.

“We are working alongside our colleagues in the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership and Fife Council’s Environmental Health Service to support the managers of the care home to try and prevent further transmission of the virus, and ensure that the standard of care for all residents is maintained.”

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