image source, Google image caption An outbreak was confirmed on the Stranraer site last week
Two residents died during a Covid outbreak at a care home in southwestern Scotland.
Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership (DGHSCP) confirmed cases at the Belmont site in Stranraer last week.
He said two residents had died in the last seven days that Covid was recorded as being present.
DGHSCP said it was working with St Philips Care to ensure all plans were in place to do so. in the face of the outbreak.
Visits were suspended at the home last week and further admissions were halted following confirmation of Covid cases.
A porter- Operators' word said it had taken immediate action and implemented increased testing and an "ongoing decontamination program ".
'Difficult situation '
He said he would work closely with public health teams to deal with the situation.
DGHSCP said his thoughts were with the families and staff at the houseof care during a "difficult time ".
There are currently 12 cases among workers and residents at the site.
A spokesperson for DGHSCP said : "The operator of this care home was faced with a difficult and very difficult situation, but all credit is due to them and their very dedicated staff for the answers that were mounted.
"Covid-19 is highly infectious, which means it is not easy to contain its spread - even when followed with all the correct protocols, including regular testing and vaccinations .
"The coronavirus can cause mild symptoms, and sometimes none, and this can mask its spread to more vulnerable people where it can present a high degree of risk.