Resident dies after coronavirus outbreak at Liskeard care home

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One person has died after a coronavirus outbreak at a Cornish care home.

A total of eleven residents at Pengover House in Liskeard tested positive for Covid-19. They were tested after two members of staff started showing symptoms.

Cornwall Care, which also runs 16 other care homes in the county, said it's the first time the infection has appeared there.

It said there were no current outbreaks at any of its other homes.

All staff and residents were tested after two employees displayed symptoms. Credit: PA

Managers say the resident who died was “very ill” before they caught the virus. They insist full restrictions are in place to control the spread.

Cornwall Council said it was supporting the 36-bed dementia care facility.

Cornwall Care stopped allowing visitors at all of its sites as soon lockdown started, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to vulnerable residents.

It's chief executive, Anne Thomas, said that strict measures were in place to control Covid-19 at Pengover House and all staff and residents were tested any time symptoms appeared.