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Three Deaths Reported In Connection With Coronavirus Outbreak At Caressant Care In Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-Three residents at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road In Lindsay have died after contracting Coronavirus.

“Our hearts go out to the families affected and we are heartbroken because the residents are like our family as well and it is never easy to lose a loved one.” Stuart Oakley, Communications Caressant Care told Kawartha 411 News today.

An outbreak was declared at the facility on January 9th after one person was confirmed positive for Coronavirus. As Of Monday there was 44 cases at the facility with 21 residents and 23 staff infected.

Today the home is reporting a total of 22 positive residents and 19 positive staff.

Public health officials have informed the home that they are close to getting the vaccinations for staff and residents.

“This is good news for the homes and community. No date has been confirmed.” Oakley says.

Staff and resident testing continues and positive residents are isolated from those who have tested negative according to Oakley.

Caressant Care on Mary Street West is also in outbreak with one staff member testing positive on the Long Term Care side.  On the retirement side there are two positive staff cases and they remain at home in isolation.

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit is reporting 3 new cases of Coronavirus in Kawartha Lakes today. It’s believed all three are at Caressant Care. There are 68 active cases and the health unit is tracking 74 high risk contacts.



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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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