A CORONAVIRUS outbreak has hit a Glasgow hospital ward which has now been closed to new patients.

The Queen Elizabeth Univeristy Hospital confirmed "a number of people" have tested positve for Covid-19.

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A statement released by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "We have a number of positive cases in a ward at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

"Staff are working extremely hard to ensure the appropriate measures have been implemented to minimise the spread of the virus.

"This includes the temporary closure of the ward to new admissions and other COVID-19 control measures.

"All those affected have been contact traced, screened and are self-isolating.

"All asymptomatic contact patients are being cared for separately from the confirmed cases.

"In the meantime our staff continue to follow strict infection prevention and control guidelines to ensure we’re able to continue treating our patients without putting them at additional risk due to COVID-19."

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