A CARE home ravaged by a Covid outbreak has confirmed 14 residents have now died of the killer bug.
The devastating death toll at Ailsa Craig, in Cessnock, Glasgow, comes around two weeks after care home bosses said seven people had passed away.
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It emerged today that figure has since doubled and that a further four elderly patients and two staff members are still battling the virus.
The devastated son of a 91-year-old ex-serviceman and Ailsa resident told of his heartache at losing his dad just days after being told he’d been infected.
The 63-year-old – who asked not to be named – said: “Every day the Scottish Government tells you their stats but I want people to know the things that go on behind that.
“I can’t fault the staff who looked after my dad who was in the dementia unit.
“We thought the care home was safe up until October when my dad got it.
“We still don’t know how it got into the home.
“We got a call to say a member of staff had tested positive. Then they said they were testing all the residents.
“About four days later we got the call to say my dad had tested positive.
“Two days later the doctor called and said it was a grave situation.
“We were asked if we wanted to go in and see him but we would need to be fully geared up.
“All we could have done was look at him and we would need to self isolate when we left.
“My wife doesn’t keep too great and we couldn’t take that chance.
“On November 1 we got the call to say he had passed away.”
The son said they’ve been unable to get hold of some of his dad’s precious belongings due to the ongoing restrictions.
He added: “We told them to throw most things away but we wanted to keep hold of some photos.
“But obviously we’ve not been able to go up there because of the uncertainty around the whole…