A FURTHER Covid-19 related death has been recorded at a Llangollen care home.

Last week, the Incident Management Team (IMT) looking into Coronavirus cases at Llangollen Fechan care home revealed that 20 people had died at the site during the course of a month.

Today (December 3), the IMT team of Denbighshire County Council, Public Health Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has confirmed that another death has been recorded, taking the number to 21.

There have however been no new positive coronavirus tests amongst residents but two amongst members of staff, resulting in a total of 60 residents and 42 staff.

The IMT organisations are still working together with the owners of the home to co-ordinate the response. It will take time for the impact of this work to bring this incident fully under control.

Co-chair of the IMT, Nicola Stubbins, said: “Control measures are starting to have an impact with numbers of infections and deaths reducing. Even so we are still very sad to report this additional death, and to report that there are still residents who are very unwell.

“It is still the case that residents in Llangollen Fechan and other settings, already vulnerable through their age or pre-existing conditions, are more likely to suffer the worst outcomes from this deadly virus. Our thoughts continue to be with all of those affected.

“We expect to see cases in other settings going forward, and we manage any clusters of Coronavirus consistently.

“Anyone who meets the definition of a contact will be contacted as a routine part of the Test, Trace and Protect process and provided with additional advice for themselves, their household and other contacts.

“We remind the public that they have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus. They can do this by adhering to Welsh Government regulations currently in place in Wales, and by observing social distancing guidelines – that’s staying two metres away from others – and washing hands regularly.”