COVID-19 hits Ottawa nursing homes hard

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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) shares more details on the devastating toll COVID-19 puts on hospitals and long-term care homes across the city.

Additional information shared by OPH on Tuesday shows that 226 of the 899 confirmed cases from Ottawa were in such establishments. Fourteen residents of long-term care or retirement homes have died, accounting for the majority of the city’s 25 deaths from COVID-19.

More than half of these 226 cases are found in only three facilities: Carlingview Manor, Laurier Manor and Madonna Care Community.

Five residents of the Montfort Long-Term Care Center died from COVID-19, most of the 18 institutions designated by SPO as currently having outbreaks.

None of these deaths have been confirmed in the past 24 hours. The city has seen 42 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Monday.

Models used by OPH, The Ottawa Hospital and The University Of Ottawa suggest that if the Ottomans keep their distance from others, hospitalizations due to coronavirus could peak by the end of the month. However, if residents decrease the physical distance, this peak may not occur until fall.

The top doctor in Ottawa was hesitant to say on Monday that the city has surpassed the worst, although there are positive signs.

(613covid.ca)

There are now more than 1,575 cases of COVID-19 in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

Of the 38 people who died in the counties of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, the vast majority were residents of retirement or long-term care homes.

As far as we know, almost 575 of this regional total have recovered, but some local health units do not share this data.

Confirmed cases represent only a fraction of the actual number due to limited testing, although testing criteria were expanded last week.

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