Young woman is accused of being 'superspreader' in Ayrshire

Young woman who went to house parties instead of self-isolating is accused of being ‘superspreader’ behind covid outbreak of 22 cases in Ayrshire

  • The woman allegedly went to pubs and ‘several parties’ before testing positive
  • Source said: ‘She knew that her other friends were self-isolating, it’s disgusting’ 
  • A major contact tracing operation is underway to stop the virus snowballing 

A young Scottish woman has been accused of spreading coronavirus by continuing to attend parties after holidaying with friends who fell ill with symptoms.

The unnamed ‘superspreader’ allegedly went to pubs and ‘several parties’ before herself testing positive. 

A cluster of 22 cases has since sprang up in Ayrshire, which medical officials confirmed were linked to house parties.

A major contact tracing operation is now underway to stop the virus snowballing in the region. 

A cluster of 22 cases have since sprang up in Ayrshire, which medical officials confirmed were linked to house parties

Angry locals have pointed the finger at a young woman who is believed to have ignored advice to self-isolate after returning from overseas on August 21 with two friends who suffered symptoms.

A parent told the Ayrshire Advertiser: ‘She has been to several parties, one of them was in Kilmarnock.

‘She knew that her other friends were self-isolating, it’s disgusting.’

Another source told the paper the woman visited pubs in Ayr before testing positive for Covid-19 after taking a test on August 26.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Test and Protect Team are starting to contact those connected to the house parties.

Another source told the paper the woman visited pubs in Ayr (file photo pictured) before testing positive for Covid-19 after taking a test on August 26

Dr Crawford McGuffie, Medical Director said: ‘NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s Health Protection Team is currently conducting a contact tracing exercise following a number of individuals who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

‘These positive cases have been linked to a number of house parties.’

Two staff members at Sainsbury’s in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, are among those self-isolating after testing positive. 

Coronavirus is waning in Scotland and the country has only reported three deaths in a month. 

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