Eight residents of Scarborough long-term care dwelling have now died following COVID-19 outbreak at facility


Codi Wilson, CP24.com


Printed Wednesday, April 1, 2020 four:12PM EDT


Final Up to date Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:28PM EDT

Eight residents of a city-run long-term care dwelling in Scarborough have now died following an outbreak of COVID-19 on the facility, public well being officers verify.

The eight sufferers resided on the Seven Oaks long-term care dwelling, positioned close to Neilson and Ellesmere roads.

Two of the deaths had been beforehand confirmed on March 26 and Toronto Public Well being advised CP24 on Wednesday that three of the six new deaths had been simply reported in a single day.

Lenore Bromley, a spokesperson for Toronto Public Well being, mentioned as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there are 23 confirmed instances of the virus on the facility, together with 14 residents and 9 workers members.

“We prolong our sincerest condolences to the household and buddies of those people throughout this tough time,” Bromley mentioned in a written assertion.

The information comes as an extra two deaths had been reported on the Pinecrest Nursing Dwelling in Bobcaygeon, bringing the entire variety of deaths linked to that facility to 15, together with 14 residents and one partner.

The operators of Anson Place, a long-term care dwelling in Hagersville, Ont., confirmed Wednesday that three residents have now died following an outbreak of the virus.

They added that 11 of the 19 residents of the ability have examined optimistic for COVID-19.

“Our dwelling follows all related protocols, together with energetic screening, social distancing and isolation when wanted,” Lisa Roth, the ability’s government director, mentioned in a written assertion emailed to CP24.

The province mentioned Wednesday that there are presently 30 COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care houses in Ontario.

An outbreak is outlined as one confirmed optimistic case in a resident or a workers member.

“We’re very involved about outbreaks in long-term care houses. That may be a very, very susceptible group of folks that we have to defend, completely,”Ontario Well being Minister Christine Elliott mentioned Wednesday.

“We’ve bought very strict necessities now with respect to no guests, apart from palliative functions, that the workers are checked each day, and that the residents are nonetheless being checked with a few of our testing that occurs for individuals who appear effectively.”

Premier Doug Ford mentioned earlier this week that the province will spare no expense to guard aged residents of Ontario.

“We’re doing every part we are able to to ensure we defend essentially the most susceptible seniors,” Premier Doug Ford mentioned earlier this week. “I simply want we had a crystal ball a month in the past, a month and a half in the past, to see the place this was going however it’s all palms on deck. I received’t spare a penny.”

-With information from The Canadian Press