Some residents at a Peterhead care home have died due to Covid-19.
The total number of deaths at the Kirkburn Court care home is currently unknown following confirmation that some residents were diagnosed with the disease.
The home, on Academy Place, looks after private residents in the area and offers specialist nursing and dementia care.
Operators Barchester confirmed the deaths this morning, a statement read: “We have had, and continue to have, residents and patients confirmed with Covid-19, and tragically we have had residents and patients that have sadly passed away from this awful virus.
“Every one of these deaths is a tragedy for all of us, and we send our heartfelt condolences to our residents, patients, and their families that have suffered.”
North-east MSP Peter Chapman said the recent deaths were “tragic” and “concerning”.
He said: “My thoughts go to the families involved whose loved ones have sadly died due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“It’s devastating that another care home in Peterhead has been struck with this virus and the Scottish Government must sit up and take action to prevent more deaths in the town.”
The Scottish Conservative added: “This is another illustration of why the Government must allow regular, 100% testing to be carried out at all care homes in Scotland.
“Care homes such as Kirkburn Court are on the frontline against this virus and everything must be done to protect residents and staff against this deadly outbreak.”