North York long-term care home reports four deaths from COVID-19, nearly 70 cases

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A long-term care home in the Downsview area reports that four of its residents with COVID-19 have died and that the facility has seen nearly 70 cases among residents and staff.

The news came on Monday through a statement released by the Downsview Long Term Care Center, a long-term care home on Sheppard Avenue West and Keele Street.

According to the household, there were 50 cases among the residents and 19 cases among the staff. One resident recovered while four others died, the home said.

“Our dedicated teams have continued to go above and beyond to maintain a high level of care for our residents. We are proud to take care of our residents and will continue to do everything we can to keep them safe and comfortable, “the home said in a statement.

The home stated that all residents who tested positive were isolated and implemented a number of additional measures to deal with the outbreak, such as additional staff screening, increased standards of disinfection and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). .

Staff who test positive for the virus isolate themselves at home, the statement said.

The home has approximately 252 licensed beds, according to the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

A home update on April 24 indicated that 43 residents had tested positive, as well as nine staff members. A day earlier, the house announced its first death.

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