One of Ottawa’s city-run long-term care homes is reporting its second death related to the novel coronavirus as the nation’s capital passes a grim milestone in its efforts to combat the pandemic.
On Monday evening the Peter D. Clark long-term care home in Ottawa reported its second death of a resident due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Staff also reported three more staff members at Peter D. Clark tested positive for the virus.
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There have now been 14 positive coronavirus tests among residents and 19 COVID-19 cases among staff members at the residence, the worst outbreak in any of Ottawa’s city-run long-term care homes.
The second death at Peter D. Clark comes as Ontario announced Tuesday it will conduct an independent investigation into the management of long-term care homes across the province.
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Nearly 1,400 long-term care residents in Ontario have died in connection to the novel coronavirus.