There are also 14 other residents of the community of St. Clair O’Connor with symptoms of COVID-19.
“All of these residents have been swabbed for COVID-19 and we are awaiting the results,” said a letter posted on the home’s website.
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“We continue to take all appropriate measures to stem the spread of the virus both in the long-term care home and in independent living.”
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The cases occurred in a 25-bed long-term care unit of the facility, with no case or resident showing symptoms in an independent living space.
Seven staff members also tested positive for COVID-19, all of whom are now isolated and have not been at work since they started complaining of the symptoms, the letter said.
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“Staff don’t rotate between the long-term care home and independent living,” he says.
“Each member of staff has a specific population assigned to them. “
Meanwhile, Ontario health officials confirmed a total of 36 outbreaks in long-term care homes across the province at a press conference on Saturday afternoon.
Two additional deaths were reported in a nursing home in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, bringing the total number to 23.
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