One Additional Death Reported Today At Caressant Care In Lindsay Bringing The Death Toll To 17

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KAWARTHA LAKES-The death toll at Caressant Care on McLaughlin Road in Lindsay has reached 17 residents.

“We are sad to report one new COVID related death.” Stuart Oakley, Caressant Care spokesperson said, “Our hearts go out those affected.”

17 residents have now died of Coronavirus according to officials with the facility.

“Test results from swabs done Friday are all negative. All staff and residents are being swabbed again today.” Oakley said.

An outbreak was declared at the long term care home on January 9th after just one case. There have been more than 60 cases of the virus at the facility to date. Most of the residents have received their first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine.

Meanwhile, two new cases of Coronavirus were reported in the City of Kawartha Lakes over the last two days.