Image copyright Google Image caption Bon Accord run the home on behalf of Aberdeen City Health and Care Partnership

Residents at two Aberdeen care homes have died with suspected coronavirus symptoms.

Six residents at Kingswells care home are believed to have died with symptoms of the virus.

And the operator of the Fairview House care home in Bridge of Don confirmed that a number of its residents have also died after contracting the virus.

A quarter of the total number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Scotland were in care homes, official figures show.

Bon Accord Care, which runs Kingswells, confirmed there have been a number of deaths at the home and said in a statement its sympathies were with the families of those who had lost a loved one.

It added robust infection control measures were in place including social-distancing and self-isolation for anyone showing virus symptoms.

A statement from Barchester, which operates Fairview House, said: "We can confirm that we have had individuals confirmed with Covid-19, and tragically some of those have sadly passed away."

The statement added that "every one of these deaths is a tragedy for all of us" and said the home was closely following official guidance on dealing with coronavirus.

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