Toronto long-term care homes report more deaths from COVID-19

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Toronto reported 21 more COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, while city long-term care homes continue to see more coronavirus-related deaths.

The Eatonville health center confirmed on Sunday that two other residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. However, the facility said one of the deaths was not found to be linked to the virus.

There are now 38 deaths from viruses at this Etobicoke facility, where a total of 143 residents and 88 staff have contracted the coronavirus since an epidemic was declared.

The Eatonville Care Center is one of only five long-term care homes in the province to receive assistance from the Canadian Armed Forces.

“We look forward to welcoming the Canadian Armed Forces to our team in the coming days, as this support will greatly benefit our team, which has worked tirelessly for the past few weeks,” the establishment said in a statement.

“The Eatonville Care Center continues to work closely with public health experts to ensure that all necessary directives continue to protect our residents and staff.”

Toronto Public Health said on Sunday that the city now has 4,798 COVID-19 cases and 274 deaths. Among the cases, 316 are hospitalized and 110 in intensive care units.

Chartwell White Eagle long-term care home near Dowling Avenue and King Street has confirmed that 11 residents died from COVID-19.

“We know that reading the loss of life associated with this virus is extremely difficult for family members, both for those whose loved ones have died from COVID and for those whose loved ones are fighting,” said the Parkdale center in a Sunday release.

“We have improved communication with family members in all Chartwell residences, but especially in outbreak homes for which we publish several updates each week.”

A total of 18 residents and nine staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since an outbreak was declared on April 2, the establishment said.

The Hawthorne Place Center, located near Jane Street and Finch Avenue West, announced Sunday that three more residents had died from the virus, bringing the death toll at 13 at the facility.

The facility has 47 residents and 50 members who tested positive for COVID-19. 117 other staff members isolated themselves.

The North York facility will also receive assistance from the Canadian Armed Forces.

“Hawthorne Place continues to follow all guidelines, including isolating residents in their rooms, providing in-room dining via tray service and monitoring temperatures at least twice a day,” said the establishment. .

“All staff members are screened before entering and leaving the home every day, and they are required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment throughout their shift.”

The Ontario government released a list of all long-term care homes affected by a COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday. It includes the number of cases and deaths in each establishment.

The province said the data is reported by long-term care facilities to the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

The list revealed deaths in some Toronto long-term care homes that had not previously reported any deaths related to COVID-19.

According to provincial data, six residents of Ina Grafton Gage House near Warden Avenue and St. Clair Avenue East have died from the virus.

The Harold and Grace Baker Center long-term care home near Keele Street and Beechborough Avenue killed 11 COVID-19 people.

For a complete list of long-term care facilities in the GTA affected by COVID-19, click here.

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