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Zero New Cases Of Coronavirus In Kawartha Lakes Today, Two Additional Deaths At Caressant Care

KAWARTHA LAKES-Two more residents of Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay have died of Coronavirus.

“Sadly, we are reporting two additional deaths for a total of 13. Our thoughts are with the families.” Stuart Oakley said in a daily update on the situation.

There is currently have 23 active resident cases and 12 active staff cases currently. An outbreak was declared at the facility on January 9th after one positive case was identified.

41 residents of the facility received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine yesterday.

“Today, we will begin to bathe residents in the tub room safely. Stringent cleaning will be done between each bath. We know this will help residents feel better.” Oakley said.

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 last week.

Officials with Ross Memorial Hospital have also been brought in to assist. Executive Director Christine Paull is currently “away” according to officials. Veronica Nelson from Ross Memorial Hospital is in the home as acting ED.

 

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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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