Seventeen extra residents and workers have examined optimistic for COVID-19 on the metropolis’s largest homeless shelter.
Officers confirmed Friday that there at the moment are 43 circumstances at Seaton Home, up from the 26 infections reported last week. An outbreak on the shelter was first declared on Jan. 21.
Town mentioned not one of the circumstances have examined optimistic for a variant of concern.
“Purchasers who’ve examined optimistic or are high-risk shut contacts have been despatched to a devoted isolation/restoration web site with helps. There stays extra capability within the isolation/restoration web site,” town mentioned in a information launch.
Town added that site-wide testing is being carried out on the shelter. Capability at Seaton Home, one of many oldest homeless shelters in Toronto, was diminished from 500 to 200 early on within the pandemic to make sure bodily distancing is being adopted.
Three different shelters are additionally coping with an lively outbreak of COVID-19 – Dixon Corridor with 24 circumstances, Warden Woods Neighborhood Centre – Respite Providers with 18 circumstances, and Salvation Military with eight circumstances.
As of Friday, there have been 839 circumstances of COVID-19 linked to shelter outbreaks for the reason that starting of the pandemic.
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