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Another Death Reported At Caressant Care In Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-Another resident of Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay has died of Coronavirus bringing the death toll to 14 residents.

“Sadly, we are reporting one additional death for a total of 14. Our thoughts are with the families.” Stuart Oakley, Communications Caressant Care told Kawartha 411.

There is 21 active resident cases of Coronavirus and 11 active staff cases currently according to Oakley.

An outbreak was declared at the home on January 9th after one positive case of the virus.

41 residents of the facility received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Tuesday.

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.

To date there have been more than 60 cases of Coronavirus linked to the home.

There were seven new cases of Coronavirus reported in the City of Kawartha Lakes today. There are 52 active cases of the virus in the city and the health unit is tracking 102 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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