Coronavirus: Bodies, elderly covered in feces found at Dorval long-term care facility

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On Friday, Quebec Health Minister Danielle McCann confirmed The Montreal Gazette’s findings that public health discovered two corpses at the privately-owned long-term care facility Résidence Herron in Dorval.

The investigation also found residents in a degrading state, with some being found wearing clothes covered in feces.

“Just before the press conference, I was informed of this situation. I want a report on this matter. It is very worrying, but I trust the CIUSSS who took over the operations,” said McCann during Friday’s press conference.

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The Minister said she’s looking into the matter, suggesting that some of the personnel were sick with COVID-19 and there just weren’t enough people to take care of the elderly residents.

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According to the Montreal Gazette, 20 residents have been quarantined at the residence for coronavirus and there are 154 suspected cases.

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Minister McCann confirmed two people have died from the virus at the Dorval facility and 18 other deaths not linked to COVID-19 have been reported in the past month. 

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