COVID-19 Kills 18 Residents in Midtown Toronto Nursing Home

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Toronto retirement and long-term care homes continue to bear the tragic weight of the coronavirus epidemic.

On Monday morning, Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor on Millwood Avenue, in the area of ​​Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue, confirmed that 18 residents had died due to COVID-19 – an increase from four Toronto Sunreported last Wednesday.

In addition, 50 residents and 14 staff members tested positive for respiratory disease.

The Salvation Army spokesman, Major Rob Kerr, said residents are isolated in their rooms and infected staff members stay at home.

Last week, Kerr said homes are partnering with the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center to speed up testing for staff and residents, allowing 24 to 48 hours for results.

Also in Toronto, the death toll at the Eatonville Care Center is now 34, with 133 positive cases reported, executive director Evelyn MacDonald said in a statement on Sunday evening.

“The Eatonville Care Center is pleased that public health has expanded its testing criteria to include all residents, even those who are asymptomatic,” she said.

“Extensive testing allows us to better understand the impact of COVID-19 in our home and allows us to provide better care to our residents.”

The results of 36 tests at Eatonville are still exceptional.

In Oshawa, Hillsdale Terraces reports that 13 residents have died and 41 have tested positive for COVID-19.

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