Coronavirus: Potential Covid-19 cluster in Lanarkshire – BBC News

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Sitel said it was “urgently examining” the break out with Public Health Scotland

Health officials are investigating an outbreak of coronavirus at an NHS Test and Trace call centre in North Lanarkshire.
Sitel, which brings out contact tracing for the NHS, stated it knew a “local outbreak” at its Motherwell site.
One employee stated they thought a minimum of seven associates had evaluated positive.
NHS Lanarkshire stated it understood a number of “potentially connected cases”.
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Sitel stated it was “urgently examining” the break out with Public Health Scotland.

The company stated it had requested that all personnel who have actually been working at the site undergo testing within the next 24 hours. “We take the security and wellness of our personnel extremely seriously,” it said in a statement.
Dr David Cromie, NHS Lanarkshire consultant in public health medication, stated: “We realised this morning [19 July] of a number of possibly linked cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Lanarkshire.
” We initiated some instant measures to reduce risk and are currently investigating the situation.”
Earlier, the Scottish government stated 23 brand-new cases of Covid-19 had been spotted across Scotland in the past 24 hours, although only three of these remained in the Lanarkshire health board area.
Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated it was still a low number of cases and variation was “to be expected”.
The proportion of favorable tests remains well below 1%.
It follows a boost of 21 new cases on Saturday, which was the greatest day-to-day figure in nearly a month.
Health authorities stated at the time they did not believe they were handling a linked cluster as the new cases were spread out over a big location of Scotland.
The Scottish government stated contact tracing is under method following the detection of “a small number of possibly connected cases in North Lanarkshire”.
“Where possible clusters of cases develop we should find them and act rapidly to prevent additional spread and we are grateful to regional partners for their quick response,” a spokesperson said.
The representative stated “a little boost in the number of cases is not unforeseen as lockdown is lifted”, including that it highlights the importance of the public co-operating with contact tracers as well as following standards on social distancing and wearing face coverings.