Coronavirus: Multiple deaths reported at Cornwall care home

Multiple residents have died following a coronavirus “outbreak” at a care home in Cornwall.

A “number” of residents at the Roseland Court care home in Tregony have died, though the exact figure is unknown.

HC-One, the company which owns Roseland Court as well as 327 other care homes across the UK, has said it will only provide company-wide figures for coronavirus cases.

ITV News understands up to 13 people have died as a result of Covid-19.

A joint statement put out by Cornwall Council and Public Health England confirmed “a number of residents” at the care home had died after testing positive for the virus.

HC-One confirmed 232 of its 328 care homes across the UK have now been affected by coronavirus, with 2,447 reported cases and 311 deaths.

The company would not comment on Roseland Court individually, but said a “comprehensive” plan had been put in place at all of their homes to limit spread of the virus.

The HC-One spokesperson also extended their thoughts and sympathies to families who have lost a loved one or been affected by the virus outbreak.

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