December 4, 2020, 6:16 pmUpdated: December 4, 2020, 6:26 pm
An Aberdeenshire hospital has closed one of its wards for the foreseeable future after 16 cases of Covid-19 were detected there.
The Arduthie Ward at the Kincardine Community Hospital in Stonehaven was initially closed by NHS Grampian earlier this week.
The ward is the only section of the hospital affected by the outbreak, and Aberdeenshire Council has assured people who may be concerned about attending for treatment such as dialysis that they can come as normal.
All 16 patients have been transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.