Third demise reported at Markham facility for susceptible adults that’s website of serious COVID-19 outbreak

Chris Fox,

Printed Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:49PM EDT

Final Up to date Thursday, April 23, 2020 three:32PM EDT

A 3rd demise has now been reported at a Markham facility for susceptible adults the place ever resident has examined constructive for COVID-19.

Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti confirmed the demise in a message posted to Twitter on Thursday afternoon, noting that the person had been taken from Participation Home to Markham Stouffville Hospital, the place he in the end handed away.

The person has not been publicly recognized, although Scarpitti mentioned that he was 70 years previous.

“We’re deeply saddened and our ideas are with everybody affected by this heartbreaking loss,” he mentioned.

Officers at Participation Home had mentioned final week that 37 of the 42 individuals who stay on the facility for adults with bodily and psychological disabilities had examined constructive for COVID-19. Knowledge supplied by York Area public well being, nevertheless, now confirms that there have been confirmed instances amongst all 42 residents.

The ability has additionally mentioned that there have been a dozen constructive instances amongst employees.

At one level, the chief director of the power mentioned that they have been right down to 10 employees members from their common praise of 35 after various staff walked off the job amid considerations over the outbreak.

“The morale is horrible as a result of folks really feel like nobody is coming,” Shelley Brillinger informed CP24 earlier this month.