38 cases linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Ottawa long-term care home –

38 cases linked to COVID-19 outbreak at Ottawa long-term care home – fr

OTTAWA – Thirty-eight cases of COVID-19 are now linked to an outbreak at a long-term care home run by the city of Ottawa.

The COVID-19 outbreak was declared at the Champlain Reception Center in Vanier on May 19.

In a note to council on Saturday afternoon, the executive director of community and social services, Donna Gray, said an additional resident and an additional staff member had tested positive for COVID-19.

On Saturday, 26 staff, eight residents and four visitors tested positive for COVID-19 at home.

“Staff are working with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) to make sure the proper testing is done,” Gray said.

“The health and safety of our residents and employees is our top priority and we will continue to follow the advice of our colleagues at PHO to ensure our people are protected while providing essential care and services to our residents. “

Earlier this week, Gray told Council that test results confirmed the presence of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK in some of the positive cases at home.

Gray also confirmed that some people who tested positive in the COVID-19 outbreak were fully immune, receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“People who have received the vaccine may still be carriers of the virus and may test positive for COVID-19,” Gray said.


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