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Tests Negative For Coronavirus Variant At Caressant Care In Lindsay As Case Counts Continue To Climb

KAWARTHA LAKES-Officials at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay say they are testing for the coronavirus variant at the facility and all have come back negative so far.

The variant is said to be more contagious than the original virus, although it’s not thought to be any more deadly.

The news comes as the total number of cases at the home has grown to over 50.

“As a result of resident swabbing on Tuesday, today we are reporting a total of 32 active residents and 20 active staff cases.” Stuart Oakley, Communications, Caressant Care told Kawartha 411 news.

Thats an increase in eight cases from Wednesday’s total.

The death toll stands at 9 with no additional deaths reported today.

Oakley says they continue to follow the advice and direction from Public Health and have daily calls with care partners to assess the situation. The Red Cross is also in the home daily to assist and they continue to work with hospital staff and other outside resources to ensure resident care and to help manage the outbreak.

“Canadian Red Cross was once again in the home Wednesday to help with connecting residents with families, providing social support for residents, and helping with PPE protocols and signage.” stated Oakley

Oakley says they are working on re-establishing virtual visits with loved ones and will be reaching out to connect with you as soon as possible.

An outbreak was declared at the facility on January 9th after one confirmed case was found.

 

 

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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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