One of Canada’s oldest women dies from coronavirus in downtown long-term care home


One woman believed to be one of Canada’s oldest is one of 26 residents who died from COVID-19 in a long-term care home in downtown Toronto.

My Sheong Homes for the Aged, near University Street and Dundas Street, is one of many retirement homes that have been ravaged by a Covid-19 epidemic.

One of the victims’ granddaughter told 680 News that her grandmother, Foon Hay Lum, was 111 years old when she died, making her one of the oldest women registered in Canada.

A total of 50 people tested positive for COVID-19 and 16 other staff members also contracted the virus.

In a statement released earlier this week, the long-term care home said it urgently needed personal protective equipment.

There are currently 162 outbreaks in long-term care homes in Ontario, with 625 deaths reported among residents. A total of 2,455 residents and 1,120 staff members tested positive for COVID-19.


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