NEW Bradley Hall care home in Kingswinford is among care homes across the country to have been hit by coronavirus.

Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported at the home in Compton Drive while a number of residents have been placed in isolation.

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A spokesman for Black Country Housing Group, which runs New Bradley Hall, said: "One resident is being cared for in hospital and one cared for within the home.

"Isolation measures were in place while awaiting the results of the tests and this has continued. They are both being very well cared for. Public Health England, CQC and the local authority have been informed."

Black Country Housing Group said they had been "preparing for the possibility of a COVID-19 infection for a number of weeks and are following all appropriate guidance from the NHS and the Department of Health".

The spokesman added: "At New Bradley Hall we have created dedicated isolation areas where residents who may be displaying symptoms can be located and receive specialised care from dedicated colleagues who do not work in any other part of the home. Access to these areas is by a separate entrance and residents displaying symptoms would not have access to the rest of the home.

"We follow full infection control procedures and our well-trained staff have access to the full range of personal protective equipment.

"We continue to put all of our efforts in to ensure the health and wellbeing of all residents and staff."