COVID-19 death toll in Mississauga long-term care home reaches 50

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TORONTO –
Two other residents of a Mississauga long-term care home facing one of the province’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks died.

This brings the death toll at Camilla Care Community to 50.

“We sadly regret the loss of the 50 residents who tested positive for COVID-19 and who have died since the start of the epidemic in recent weeks,” a spokesperson for the facility said in a statement. Saturday afternoon.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the families for their loss. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones right now. “

In addition, there are 62 active cases of the new coronavirus among residents of the 236-bed facility located near Queensway West and Hurontario Street.

According to Camilla Care Community, 35 other staff members, also tested positive, are recovering at home.

49 residents and 12 team members have since fully recovered, says long-term care home, which is good news for families of residents who say they are frustrated by the management’s lack of communication establishment.

The long-term care home is managed by Sienna Senior Living, who also oversees Altamont Care Community, another facility facing a COVID-19 outbreak. Altamont Care Community reported 46 deaths related to COVID-19 on Thursday. A personal support worker who worked at the facility also died.

Five other long-term care homes in the province report more than 40 deaths – Orchard Villa in Pickering, Seven Oaks in Scarborough, Eatonville Care Center in Etobicoke, Forest Heights in Kitchener and Isabel and Arthur Meighen Manor in Toronto.

Deaths in long-term care homes in Ontario account for 74% of all deaths in the province.

As of Saturday morning, 1,187 residents of these facilities died from COVID-19, while 2,773 other residents tested positive for the virus, according to the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

There are currently 237 confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in 630 long-term care homes in Ontario.

With files from Katherine DeClerq.

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