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60 per cent of all COVID-19 deaths in Interior Health were long-term care residents

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About 60 per cent of COVID-19 related deaths in the Interior Health region were residents in long-term care, according to Interior Health and data released by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). To date, 180 long-term care residents have contracted the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as …

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Fear, stress factors in staffing shortages at Ontario’s long-term care homes amid COVID-19 crisis

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With officials projecting upwards of 6,000 daily COVID-19 cases by mid-December through its latest modelling numbers, the hardest hit sector of Ontario’s health-care system may not see much relief until the pandemic is over. Since March, two independent commissions have looked into the effect of the coronavirus at long-term …

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A look at what has gone wrong in Ontario long-term care amid the coronavirus pandemic

A hearse leaves with another casualty of COVID-19 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ontario on Tuesday March 31, 2020.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic around eight months ago, more than 2,200 long-term care residents in Ontario have died from COVID-19. Long-term care deaths account for nearly two-thirds of all COVID-19-related deaths in the province. Out of the province’s 626 long-term care facilities, the virus crept into …

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‘They were supposed to keep her safe,’ says family of long-term care resident who died of COVID-19

Joan Kantor passed away from COVID-19 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on May 16, after she contracted the virus while staying at Owen Hill Care Community.

It was a Monday night in late April when Lisa Politakis got the call that her mother, a former resident at a Barrie, Ont., long-term care home, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Politakis was playing cards with her husband and kids at home when the doctor told …

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Long-term care homes with the most coronavirus deaths in Canada – National

Long-term care homes with the most coronavirus deaths in Canada - National

Earlier this week, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam announced half of Canada’s coronavirus deaths stem from outbreaks in long-term care facilities for seniors. With now more than 1,000 COVID-19-related deaths reported across the country, hundreds of seniors who were living in those homes now make up a large …

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