13 residents die in County Durham care home after suffering coronavirus symptoms

Thirteen residents of the same care home in Country Durham are confirmed to have died after suffering symptoms of what is believed to be the coronavirus.

A spokeswoman for Care UK, which operates the Stanley Park care home in Stanley, County Durham, confirmed that a resident died on Monday, April 13 after displaying symptoms which could indicate a case of Covid-19.

This brings the total number of Stanley Park residents who have died after displaying symptoms of the virus to 13.

Care UK confirmed that 12 residents had died as of Easter Sunday – April 12.

Stanley Park Care Home, County Durham. Picture: Google Maps.

Care UK’s Regional Director Karen Morrison said in a statement: “My heart goes out to the families and friends of residents who have passed away over the past few days.

“We are all thinking of them at this difficult time and send our condolences and best wishes.

“The manager and her team at the home continue to be absolutely amazing and I cannot thank them enough. Despite all that has happened, they continue to deliver the very best care in a kind and professional way.

“Their determination and commitment to support every resident, and each other, through these very challenging times is incredible.

“I’d like to reassure everyone, including relatives of those in the home, that we are doing everything in our power to keep people safe and comfortable.

“We have all the necessary PPE and we continue to use it meticulously as we have since the first case was seen at the end of last month.”

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