A SECOND case of coronavirus has been confirmed in a Moorlands town. Beech Lodge Nursing Home in Cheadle is the latest care home in the town to confirm that a resident has tested positive of COVID-19. A representative at the Rakeway Road venue confirmed to the Times and Echo on Monday (March 30) that on Friday (March 27) a resident was diagnosed with the virus and is now being treated in hospital.
The spokesperson said: “One resident was diagnosed with coronavirus and is in hospital.
“We have not had any other cases at this point. We are trying not to have any more and are following all recommendations.
“We have been taking everyone’s temperature everyday and no-one else is displaying symptoms.
“We stopped all visitors coming in on Monday, March 16.”
The spokesman added: “We have personal protective equipment for all our staff and our care staff are taking all precautions and using hand-washing gel.
“Staff get changed into their uniforms when they arrive and then take them off to go home in normal clothes.
“The residents are all isolated, most of them are in their rooms.”
This second confirmed case of COVID-19 for Cheadle comes after the first case of the virus in Cheadle was confirmed last month at Church Terrace Care Home.
Speaking to the Times and Echo shortly after that first case was confirmed, manager Lesley Hughes confirmed that the patient was, at the time, being treated at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and said: “I can confirm that the home is clear and there are no symptoms of the virus in residents or staff.
“There is one resident in hospital and has been tested positive for the condition but it is unclear where it was acquired.
“All standard precautions are being followed to prevent this situation.”
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