Coronavirus Scotland: Deaths occur in two care homes with 82 cases

Multiple Covid deaths are reported across two Scottish care homes where 82 residents have now tested positive Redmill Care Home in West Lothian and Milford House in Edinburgh are affected Both homes have been closed to visitors and additional testing is in place ONS has reported 15,601 Covid-related deaths in care homes this year But there are also fears many excess deaths have been seen in care homes 

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Published: 18:54 BST, 6 October 2020 | Updated: 19:21 BST, 6 October 2020

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A pair of Scottish care homes have seen major Covid outbreaks, causing multiple deaths and 82 positive tests.

Investigations are underway at Redmill Care Home in West Lothian and Milford House in Edinburgh, health bosses confirmed.

It is not known how many people died, but NHS Lothian chiefs confirmed it was fewer than five across both care homes.

Two Scottish care homes have seen coronavirus outbreaks, including Milford House in Edinburgh (pictured) where 29 people are confirmed to have the virus

Two Scottish care homes have seen coronavirus outbreaks, including Milford House in Edinburgh (pictured) where 29 people are confirmed to have the virus

In Redmill Care Home, 53 other residents and staff have tested positive, while at Milford House 29 people are confirmed to have the virus.

Both homes have now been closed to visitors and additional testing of all staff and residents has been introduced as health bosses tackle the outbreak.

The ONS has revealed there have been 15,601 deaths in care homes involving coronavirus up to the end of September in England and Wales, according to Care Home Professional.

However, it was reported earlier this summer that

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