Coronavirus: Additional deaths reported from Bobcaygeon, Ont. rest home, total at 24

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An additional coronavirus death was reported Sunday at a nursing home in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, bringing the total number of deaths attributable to the long-term care facility outbreak to 24.

In a press release, Mary Carr, spokesperson for Pinecrest Nursing Home, said that the last victim of COVID-19 died on Saturday.

Twenty-three residents died, as did a resident’s spouse.

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Many staff members have also tested positive for COVID-19.

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“All personnel wear full personal protective equipment at all times on site,” said Carr. “It includes masks, gloves, gowns and face shields.

“I cannot thank our front line staff enough for their continued dedication to the care of our residents … I want to assure you that we have followed public health guidelines and that we are working closely with them.”

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The epidemic was first declared in mid-March in a 65-bed long-term care facility.

Health officials said there were 36 outbreaks of COVID-19 in centers for the aged in Ontario.

Ontario reported 408 new cases of coronavirus, including 25 deaths, on Sunday, bringing the total to 4,038.

–With files from Greg Davis










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