Fifteen pensioners die at single care home in Luton hit by the coronavirus pandemic – The Sun

FIFTEEN pensioners have died at a single care home hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Public Health England was called in to Castletroy Residential Home at Luton, Beds, after the high number of virus-related symptoms became apparent.

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Five residents were confirmed as victims while another ten remained suspected victims.

No further cases were confirmed by testing at the home — but bosses said social distancing would remain in place.

The only other residents who will be tested will be those requiring hospital care.

Cllr Hazel Simmons, leader of Luton Council, said: “We are all so desperately sad to hear about the tragic situation at Castletroy Residential and Nursing Home.

“To lose so many residents in one care home is heart-breaking and our love, thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of those who have died, as well as the staff at the home.

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“The council are supporting the staff at the home and will be offering support to the relatives of all those affected during this very difficult period.

“This tragedy serves as another reminder of how important it is that we all follow the government guidance and stay at home to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.”

It was confirmed today that seven residents had died of Covid-19 at Hawthorn Green home, in Stepney, East London.




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