Coronavirus: 4 dead, 14 residents with COVID-19 symptoms at East York long-term care home

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Four residents of a long-term care home in East York are confirmed to have died from coronavirus, a spokesperson for the home said Saturday.

There are also 14 other residents at St. Clair O’Connor Community who are displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

“All of these Residents have been swabbed for COVID-19 and we are waiting for the results,” a letter posted on the home’s website says.

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“We continue to take all appropriate measures to contain further spread of the virus both in the long term care home and to the independent living.”

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The cases occurred in a 25-bed long-term care part of the facility, with no cases or residents displaying symptoms in an independent living area.

Seven staff members have also tested positive for COVID-19, all of whom are now in self-isolation and had not been at work since they began complaining of symptoms, the letter said.

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“Staff does not rotate between the long term care home and the independent living,” it read.

“Each staff member has a specific population assigned to them.”

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Meanwhile, Ontario health officials confirmed a total of 36 outbreaks at long-term care homes in the province during a press conference Saturday afternoon.

Two additional deaths have been reported at a Bobcaygeon,

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