Glendene Collins of the Durham Region health department says that another 21 people at Hillsdale Terraces long-term care home are confirmed to have the new coronavirus.
The Durham region recorded 232 confirmed cases of COVID-19. So far, seven of the 15 deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities.
Many long-term care facilities have become hotspots for the virus, including Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, where up to 23 residents of the 65-bed facility died from the coronavirus.
At least 24 facility staff have also tested positive for COVID-19.
The news comes the day another 25 people in Ontario succumbed to COVID-19, bringing the province’s death toll from the virus to 119.