Retirement home resident dies after testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday

A resident of a retirement home in Shrewsbury died after testing positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for McCarthy and Stone, owners of the Summerfield Place estate, said: “The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our absolute priority and we have been monitoring international and local developments around Covid-19 very closely.

“On Friday, one of the residents at Summerfield Place tested positive for Covid-19. They had underlying health issues and sadly passed away at the weekend.

“We have offered our deepest condolences to the family. We’re not in a position to provide further details and the family have requested privacy at this time. We are providing full support to them and the other residents at the development.

“While we are not a care home, we are doing all we possibly can to ensure our residents and staff have the support and services they need during this period.

“We are very much aware of the potential vulnerability of our residents and are committed to taking every step within our power to minimise the risk of Covid-19. In addition, we are strongly promoting the advice and guidance issued by the Government and Public Health England.”

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