Three more COVID-19 deaths at Almonte long-term care home

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OTTAWA –
Three other residents died from complications from COVID-19 in a long-term care home in Almonte.

The three new deaths bring the total number of coronavirus deaths to 14 in Almonte Country Haven, the deadliest outbreak of the virus in the capital region.

Our thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones, “said administrator Carolyn Della Foresta in an email to the families of the residents.

In addition, the number of positive cases at the 82-bed home increased to 36, she said. This represents an increase of 21 cases on Saturday.

This is due to the expansion of screening criteria, she said, including screening for symptomless residents who had been in close proximity to those who tested positive.

The email says that all residents who have not yet been tested will be stamped.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Public Health will also begin retesting residents who were initially tested positive for the virus, but who presently have no symptoms 14 days after their first symptoms.

“We applaud Public Health for expanding its testing criteria to include all residents and retest those who feel better,” said Della Foresta.

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