An NHS health board region hit hard by coronavirus is now dealing with an outbreak at a Scottish care home. 

NHS Lanarkshire confirmed an outbreak at Lindsayfield Lodge care home in East Kilbride which it is working to contain - with reports of 15 people having tested positive.

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It comes after the health board announced that its hospitals hit 90 per cent capacity on October 21, and were treating more patients for Covid-19 than at the peak of the first wave.

Speaking of the recent care home outbreak, Ashley Goodfellow, NHS Lanarkshire consultant in public health, said: “NHS Lanarkshire’s health protection team is currently managing an outbreak in Lindsayfield Lodge.

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“We are working closely with the care home manager and have provided outbreak management and infection prevention and control advice and support to the home."

She added: “NHS Lanarkshire’s health protection team is in regular contact with all care homes which have an outbreak until they are resolved and formally declared over.

“We recognise this has been a difficult time for care home residents, their families and friends, and members of staff.”