A care home has been placed on full lockdown after 12 residents tragically died following a coronavirus outbreak.
NHS Fife confirmed a cluster of cases has been reported at West Park Care Home in Glenrothes, Scotland.
It’s understood a total of 30 residents have tested positive for the virus, with a further 21 staff contracting Covid.
The health board also confirmed that 12 residents had died after contracting the virus.
Visitors are currently banned from the care home, which has now closed temporarily to new admissions.
An NHS Fife statement read: “NHS Fife is aware of a cluster of confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with West Park Care Home in Leslie. A total of 30 residents have tested positive for the virus. A further 21 staff have also tested positive for Covid-19. Sadly, 12 people have died after contracting Covid-19 and our thoughts are with their loved ones at this difficult time. Visiting is currently suspended, and the care home is closed to new admissions. NHS Fife’s Health Protection Team and the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership are working closely with Fife Council’s Environmental Health Service to support to the management of the care home and offer advice to reduce further transmission of the virus.”