Home within home in Bellshill linked to major Coronavirus outbreak

A Bellshill care home is at the centre of a major outbreak of CoronavirusHatton Lea care home in Reema Road has been linked to 18 cases - the first of which materialised last Thursday (October 15)

Since then 17 more residents tested positive in the home’s Shirrell Unit.

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It has been reported that three of the residents are currently in hospital.

The home has been closed to visitors.

Its spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a coronavirus outbreak is currently being contained in one of the five separate buildings. We are taking all necesssary precautions to minimise the risks of transmission to other colleagues and residents.”