At a Llangollen care home, five more people have died bringing the total Covid-19 deaths in the last three weeks there to 20. According to the BBC, since the outbreak began, 40 members of staff and 60 residents have have tested positive for Covid-19.
Co-chairwoman of the incident management team which involves Denbighshire County Council, Public Health Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Nicola Stubbins, said “We are very sad to report these further deaths and are very concerned about a number of residents who are currently very poorly.”
“Unfortunately, residents who are already vulnerable through their age or pre-existing conditions are more likely to suffer the worst outcomes from this deadly virus and our thoughts are with all of those affected.
“We still expect to see cases in a variety of settings, and we manage any clusters of coronavirus appropriately.”
As reported by the BBC, Wales’ first minister, Mark Drakeford, described the deaths at the care home as “a very sad story” on November 20. He added that the rules around care homes were much stronger now than they were in the spring because of a better understanding of how Covid-19 spreads.
Mr Drakeford also explained that discussions are continuing over the use of the latest testing equipment and that care home staff and residents “are very much part of that conversation”.
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