Nursing house that was website of one in every of Ontario’s earliest COVID-19 outbreaks will get all clear

Chris Fox,

Revealed Thursday, Might 14, 2020 12:45PM EDT

Final Up to date Thursday, Might 14, 2020 three:10PM EDT

A COVID-19 outbreak that killed 29 folks at a Bobcaygeon nursing house within the early days of the pandemic is now over, offering a glimmer of hope that higher days may very well be the horizon.

A spokesperson for Pinecrest Nursing House tells CP24 that every one residents and workers on the facility have now examined destructive for the virus, which means that an outbreak first declared on March 18 has formally come to an finish.

The 65-bed facility was one of many first long-term care houses in Ontario to be hard-hit by COVID-19 and was the location of the province’s deadliest outbreak for weeks.

“It’s overwhelmingly unhappy,” Dr. Michelle Snarr, the medical director of the house, advised CTV Information in March “As soon as we heard it was COVID, all of us knew it was going to run like wildfire by means of the power.”

There have been a complete of 254 outbreaks at Ontario’s 626 long-term care services with 185 of these outbreaks nonetheless thought-about energetic.

The outbreaks have resulted in 1,308 resident deaths.