Ottawa long-term care homes continue to experience the worst effects of COVID-19.
According to the most recent Ottawa Public Health report on institutional outbreaks, 32 residents of long-term care homes died in Ottawa. A total of 50 COVID-19-related deaths have been confirmed by Ottawa Public Health since the start of the pandemic.
According to figures provided on Saturday, there have been 14 deaths at Madonna Care Community Home, 11 at Montfort Long-Term Care Center, three at Carlingview Manor, two at Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Center, one at Laurier Manor, and one at the Manoir Marochel.
These numbers are at 4:00 pm Friday April 24, 2020 and from Ontario’s Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS).
However, there may be a delay in SISPP reports compared to real-time figures. An Ottawa Public Health spokesperson says it is important to note that the deaths reported on their website relate to laboratory-confirmed deaths from COVID-19.
Revera Living told CTV News in a press release that he was aware of 11 deaths at his Carlingview Manor home. The Ottawa Public Health report, via iPHIS, lists three.
“To date, we have received confirmation that 51 residents and 28 staff members of the Carlingview Manor in Ottawa have been confirmed as positive for COVID-19. We are very sad to confirm that 11 residents died with COVID-19, “said Dr. Rhonda Collins, chief medical officer of health for Revera, in the email release. “We offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people we have lost due to this pandemic. “
Dr. Collins says residents who test positive are isolated, while staff who test positive isolate themselves at home.
The City of Ottawa has also confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in a staff member at Long Term Care Garry J. Armstrong. This brings the total number of cases at this facility to three since April 20.