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UPDATE: Hospital and Long-Term Care Health Care Workers & Long-Term Care Residents Infected with COVID-19

Posted: April 7, 2020

(April 7, 2020)

Compiling this list has been a heartbreaking task and we must start by recognizing the people affected by the outbreaks– patients, residents, staff of all classifications — you are in our hearts and we send you our very best hopes and wishes. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes to the families, careworkers, volunteers and communities of the 89 long-term care and retirement home residents who have died. To the media, whose value, local and central, has been demonstrated through this pandemic, thank you for your work pursuing this data, reporting on what has been happening and revealing the truth. To all of you, we give our commitment to advocate to the utmost of our ability for the best protection and care for all affected.

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On March 19, as outbreaks in long-term care homes began across Ontario, the Ontario Health Coalition began tracking and publicizing the spread of COVID-19 in health care settings including: long-term care residents and staff; hospital patients and staff; and other health care staff. (Previous reports are available here.) The numbers of homes with outbreaks has expanded and within more than a dozen of the homes, the numbers of infected staff and residents have risen rapidly over the three weeks that we have been tracking. This document lists, with sources, all of the confirmed cases (confirmed through testing) that we have been able to find to date.

As of April 7, 2020 provincial health officials confirmed that 513 out of the 4,726 Ontario patients with COVID-19 are health care workers – 10.9 per cent of cases.[i]  We have been able to track 280 confirmed health care staff cases and at least 194 additional staff waiting for confirmation. In addition, we have tracked and totalled resident and patient outbreaks and have found 318 residents and patients with confirmed COVID-19 infections in hospitals, long-term care home and retirement home[ii] outbreaks with at least 91 waiting for test results/waiting to be tested/self-isolating. Tragically, we found 63 long-term care residents and 26 retirement home residents who have died as a result of outbreaks for a total of 89.

We have tracked the largest of the long-term care and hospital outbreaks and have summarized them at the end of the “Introduction” section.

We have created a snapshot of the spread of COVID-19 in health care settings from the information that is publicly available through our tracking as follows (see chart below). A number of Public Health Units are reporting the total number of health care staff that have been infected, but not by facility type or classification. Our goal with the information below is to create a picture of what is happening from the available public information. It is not clear why some Public Health Units report specific outbreaks and others do not. It is further not clear why a number have not publicly report hospital outbreaks and why some hospitals are providing information openly while others have used ambiguous language or have simply provided no information publicly.

In summary:

  • We have been able to find 280 health care and retirement home* staff with confirmed COVID-19 infections and their health care facilities (shown by facility type in the chart below).
    • There are at least an additional 194 additional hospital and long-term care staff, as listed, who have been exposed and are in self-isolation, waiting for testing, or waiting for test results.
  • We have been able to find 318 residents/patients as follows: 176 residents in long-term care homes with confirmed cases, plus 28 confirmed hospital patients (who developed symptoms in hospitals), plus 114 confirmed cases in retirement homes.
    • There are at least an additional 91 residents/patients who have been exposed and are isolated, waiting for testing or waiting for test results.
  • We have found at least 89 confirmed COVID-19 positive residents who have died.
  • In addition to the confirmed cases there are many more unconfirmed cases waiting for testing, waiting for test results or unreported.
  • There are additional reports in the comprehensive list below the chart of confirmed cases in other residential care settings.
  • This is a snapshot of the portion that we could find of the 513 health care workers that public health officials report have been infected as of April 7, 2020.

Large Outbreaks:

(Details and sources are in the comprehensive list below this section.) 

Long-term Care/Retirement Homes

Bobcaygeon: By April 5, twenty-six in 65-bed Pinecrest Nursing Home had died (one-third of the residents). Seventeen staff members were confirmed positive as at March 29 and tests for remaining staff were pending.

Bradford: On April 6, it was confirmed that there are ten cases of COVID-19 at Bradford Valley Care Community long-term care home.

Hagersville (in Haldimand and Norfolk): On April 6 public health officials confirmed that 39 residents and 22 staff had tested positive for COVID-19. Five residents had died as a result.

Hamilton: On April 6 it was confirmed that there were 13 confirmed cases among residents at Cardinal Retirement Residence – ten from the transitional care program and three from the retirement home part of the facility. In addition, five staff had been tested of which two tests came back negative and the remaining three were waiting. One resident died in hospital.

Kitchener: Highview Residences Retirement Home: On April 7 the public health unit reported that nine residents were confirmed cases along with one staff and two residents who had died.

Markham: By April 5, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti confirmed that six residents had died from Markhaven Home (retirement home). On March 30 it was reported that 22 residents were ill and five had tested positive at that point along with 43 staff who were ill of whom 12 had tested positive.

: On March 30 it was reported that 11 residents and 10 staff were ill at Yee Hong Centre in Markham. No test results had been confirmed and we could not find an update. One resident had been hospitalized. On April 1 it was confirmed that one staff person had tested positive for COVID-19.

Niagara Falls: On April 4 after local MPP Wayne Gates publicized a number of deaths among residents at Lundy Manor, public health officials confirmed that there were 13 confirmed cases associated with Lundy Manor. At least three residents have died.

Oshawa: Hillsdale Terraces Long-Term Care Home is a 28-bed home. By April 5, there were 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the home, including six residents who had died. Six staff members had also tested positive.

Sarnia: On April 6 it was reported that 14 residents had tested positive for COVID-19 and four residents had died. Between three and six staff have been reported to have been exposed. By April 6 it was reported that three of the staff had been cleared to return to work. We could not find any information about the remaining staff.

Stoney Creek: On March 31 it was reported that three residents were confirmed as having COVID-19 at Heritage Green. Another 17 residents and 10 staff were ill and were waiting for testing. One staff person had tested positive at that point. By April 4 three residents had died.

Toronto: On April 1 public health reported that there were 23 confirmed cases at Seven Oaks long-term care home, including 14 residents and nine staff, with an additional probable 54 cases. Eight residents had died.

: On April 4 and 5 it was reported that there had been four deaths of residents at St. Clair O’Connor long-term care home. Another 14 residents were displaying symptoms and seven staff had tested positive.

Woodslee: On April 7, Public Health reported that there were confirmed cases among 13 residents and 14 staff at Country Village Homes (long-term care home).

Hospitals

Belleville: (Quinte Health Care – Belleville General Hospital) As of April 3, two patients in a 5-patient inpatient unit tested positive and 30 health care workers were sent home for self-isolation after a risk assessment conducted by the hospital.

Guelph General Hospital: On April 3 there were 24 confirmed cases among staff members at Guelph General Hospital. Most of these cases were connected to an outbreak on the 4E wing that was discovered the previous week. Patient numbers are not clear. There is only one public report of one patient infected that we could find with more expected as at March 26.

Orangeville: On April 6 it was reported that 13 hospital employees had tested positive at Headwaters Health and 38 were self-isolating at home.

Ottawa – Montfort: Two outbreaks have been reported and the only details that have been revealed are that multiple staff, termed “ancillary staff” by the hospital were affected. The hospital has said the outbreaks involve a small number of staff. It is not clear if or how many patients are affected. One outbreak is listed as being in a particular unit (3C) of the hospital.

Windsor: The wording describing what appears to be an inpatient outbreak of COVID-19 at the hospital is very ambiguous on the hospital’s website. On March 30 it was reported that at least 10 inpatients at the Windsor Regional Hospital were confirmed as having COVID-19 and another 50 patients in the hospital’s two sites were being tested. On April 2, the hospital website showed 15 inpatients at Windsor Regional Hospital with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 15 inpatients in the hospital with suspected cases/tests pending.

Tracking By Community:

Province-wide

  • March 28 2020– Ontario chief medical officer Dr. David Williams said 91 health-care workers in Ontario had tested positive for COVID-19 since the end of January. He said they were unable to confirm how many of those people were exposed or infected on the job at the health-care facilities.[1] It appears now that some homes are not testing all residents who are sick after the first three (or more) test positive.[2]
  • April 2 2020- There are now 229 lab-confirmed cases in health-care workers to date. The Ministry of Health provided the data on Wednesday in response to an inquiry from CBC News. It reveals 9.6 per cent of the province’s 2,392 confirmed COVID-19 cases involve physicians, nurses, paramedics, personal support workers, long-term care home staff and members of other health-care professions. Provincial officials did not provide a breakdown of Ontario’s confirmed cases involving health-care workers by specific roles, transmission source or region.[3]
  • April 6 2020 Of the 4,347 confirmed cases in Ontario, 451 of them are among healthcare workers, or 10.4 per cent.[4]
  • April 7 2020Provincial health officials stated that 513 out of the 4,726 Ontario patients are health care workers – 10.9 per cent of cases.[5]

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Almonte

  • March 30 2020- The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit said it was monitoring a novel coronavirus outbreak at a long-term care home in Almonte, southwest of Ottawa. Three residents and one staff member at Almonte Country Haven have tested positive for COVID-19.[6]
  • March 31 2020– The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported that a man living at the Almonte Country Haven Home had died from COVID-19 infection.[7]

Belleville

  • March 31 2020- Between March 31 and April 1, 2020, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health received confirmation that two staff members at Hastings Manor in Belleville and one staff member at Hallowell House in Picton have been tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals, as well as close contacts, are self-isolating at home.[8]
  • March 31 2020- Quinte Health Care President and CEO Mary Clare Egberts said an undetermined number of healthcare workers were in contact with a COVID-positive patient at Belleville General Hospital, who had arrived asymptomatic when they arrived at the hospital for a non-COVID-related matter, but developed symptoms soon after being admitted.[9]
  • April 3 2020- Quinte Health Care- 5 inpatient unit at Belleville General Hospital reported an outbreak after two patients were reported as testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Officials said that transmission was limited from one patient to another.[10] Thirty front-line health workers were sent home for 14 days to self-isolate after a risk assessment was conducted by Quinte Health Care.[11]

Bobcaygeon

  • March 20 2020- Three residents of a long-term care home in the village of Bobcaygeon northeast of Lindsay, two men, ages 89 and 61 and a 94-year-old woman, had tested positive for COVID-19. Late Friday afternoon, Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, said the residents live at Pinecrest Nursing Home.[12]
  • March 26 2020- Fourteen employees of Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon had tested positive for COVID-19. Two residents died; one on Tuesday March 24, and one on Wednesday March 25. Sixteen more staff and thirty-five more residents were also showing symptoms. Test results for the sixteen staff were pending. It was not clear how many residents or staff may have had COVID-19 because testing was limited only to residents and staff who showed symptoms.[13]
  • March 29 2020– Seven more Pinecrest residents had died over the weekend as of Sunday evening (March 29), according to Dr. Michelle Snarr, the facility’s medical director, and Dr. Steve Oldridge, a local doctor also treating the residents. All were presumed to have died of COVID-19. A total of 17 staff members had tested positive as of Sunday March 29, with more results pending.[14]
  • March 31 2020- Pinecrest Nursing Home confirmed that three more Pinecrest residents had died, as well as a volunteer who visited her husband every day. A total of 24 staff members had tested positive as of March 31, with ten results still pending. [15]
  • April 1 2020- Two more residents of Pinecrest Nursing Home died, bringing the total to fourteen deaths at that home, plus one family member.[16]
  • April 2 2020- Two more residents died overnight, confirmed by Dr. Snarr.[17]
  • April 3 2020- Four more residents of a long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont. have died of COVID-19, bringing the death toll at the 65-bed facility to 20, plus 1 family member. The new deaths were confirmed on Friday (April 3) morning by Dr. Snarr.[18]
  • April 4 2020- Two more residents died of the novel coronavirus.[19] A third resident died later in the day.[20]
  • April 5 2020- Three residents died on Sunday April 5, as reported on Monday afternoon. The death toll at Pinecrest climbed to 26. In the 65-bed facility, more than a third of the residents had died.[21]

Bradford

  • April 6 2020– The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has reported an outbreak; there are 10 cases of COVID-19 at Bradford Valley Care Community, with cases in nine residents and one staff member, according to Charles Gardner, the local health unit’s medical officer of health. Bradford is northwest of Newmarket.[22]

Brantford

  • April 3 2020– The Brant County Health Unit has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at two area nursing homes, St. Joseph’s Lifecare in Brantford and Telfer Place in Paris, northwest of Brantford after an employee at each tested positive for the virus. Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke, Brant’s acting medical officer of health, said both of the staff members are self-isolating at home.[23]
  • April 4 2020- Susan Schutta, vice-president of corporate affairs for Revera (owners of Telfer Place), clarified that at that time there were no confirmed cases of the virus in that home or among employees. However, an agency worker, known as a third-party caregiver, who visited the retirement portion of the complex on March 16 tested positive for COVID-19 on March 30. She said the third-party caregiver didn’t visit the long-term care portion of Telfer Place, which is separate from the retirement area.[24]

Carleton Place

  • April 2 2020– The Leeds, Grenvile and Lanark District Health Unit reported an outbreak at Stoneridge Manor, a long-term care facility in Carleton Place (southwest of Ottawa). They the virus was confirmed in one of its staff members, who is at home in isolation.[25]

Chatham-Kent

  • March 30 2020- Lori Marshall, president and CEO at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance hospitals, said that 100 staff and 17 physicians were currently on self-isolation at home.[26] It appears a number of these are people returning from March break, though the information is not clear.
  • April 7 2020 – Lori Marshall confirmed in an email in response to a request for clarification from the local Health Coalition that all staff are now cleared. All were self-isolating due to travel. There has been no institutional outbreak.

Durham

Ajax

  • April 4 2020 On Saturday, the Durham Region Health Department confirmed one case at Ballycliffe Long Term Care, a 100-bed home owned by Chartwell.[27]
  • April 6 2020- A spokesperson for the home confirmed that one resident has died of COVID-19.[28]

Beaverton

  • March 29 2020- An outbreak was declared at Lakeview Manor long-term care home.[29]

Oshawa

    Hillsdale Terraces Long-Term Care Home

  • March 19 2020- The Region of Durham said two women, who are 80 and 92, and two men, who are 68 and 71, at the Hillsdale Terraces Long-Term Care Home in Oshawa tested positive for the virus on Wednesday March 18. All of the residents were being treated at the facility and were in isolation.
  • March 23 2020– The 92-year-old woman at Hillsdale Terraces Long-Term Care Home died in hospital, as confirmed by Durham Region Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle.[30]
  • March 26 2020– A total of eight residents of the Hillsdale Terraces seniors’ home in Oshawa were now confirmed as having COVID-19, according to the Durham Region Health Department. The home has 28 residents in total and does not intend to test the rest, but were instead isolating everyone.[31]
  • March 30 2020– An additional death was confirmed- a man in his 90s at Hillsdale Terraces Long-term Care Home on Monday March 30. Durham Region Health Department said the man was tested and confirmed positive for COVID-19 after his death.[32] Another 25 residents of the home are showing symptoms of the virus but had not been tested as of Tuesday, given the previous government guidelines, a spokeswoman for the local health unit said Twelve staff members are also off work with respiratory symptoms, including three who have tested positive for COVID-19, Glendene Collins said.[33]
  • April 5 2020– Durham Region officials said the facility’s death toll was brought up to six residents. There are currently 27 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus at Hillsdale Terraces, including the deceased. Six staff members at the facility have also tested positive.[34]

    Lakeridge Health Oshawa

  • April 1 2020– The Lakeridge Health Oshawa hospital is reported to have an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in area C7, as per the Durham Region website. [35] There was one hospital-acquired inpatient case of COVID-19 and a health care worker treating the patient subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 as well, according to an internal document.[36]
  • April 2 2020– A second patient tested positive in the C7 (cardiac care) unit of Lakeridge Health. The unit is temporarily closed for admissions.[37]

Uxbridge

  • March 16 2020– Douglas Crossing Retirement Home declared an outbreak that is reported to have started March 9, as per the Durham Region website.[38]
  • April 5 2020– The Durham Region Health Department confirmed Sunday that a resident at Douglas Crossing Retirement Home died. [39]

Whitby

  • March 22 2020- An outbreak was declared at Viva Whitby Shores retirement home.[40]

Grey Bruce

  • March 31 2020– According to the March 31 Grey Bruce Health Unit’s situation report there was a new case of a female health care worker in her 30s.[41]
  • April 1 2020- As per the April 1 Grey Bruce Health Unit’s situation report, a male health care provider in his 60s has also been confirmed to have COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home. They report a total of three cases in health care providers.[42]
  • April 5 2020- Two more health care workers tested positive for COVID-19 in Grey Bruce. Both are females, with one in her 40s and the other in her 50s. The Grey Bruce Health Unit said the women are now in isolation.[43]
  • April 7 2020- The Public Health Unit reports there were 7 confirmed cases among health care workers in the region. No details were provided.[44]

Owen Sound: April 4 One confirmed case at Maple View nursing home.[45]

Guelph

Guelph General Hospital

  • March 24 2020- Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) said two employees at Guelph General Hospital (GGH) contracted COVID-19. Hospital officials said they were both self-isolating at home.[46]
  • March 26 2020– Four health care workers at Guelph General Hospital (including the two identified on March 24) and 1 patient were infected and more are expected, said Marianne Walker, CEO of GGH. GGH and WDGPH declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on a medical ward (4E) at the hospital.[47]
  • April 3 2020– There are 24 staff members at Guelph General Hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday (April 3) morning. Most of the cases were connected to the outbreak on wing 4E that was discovered the previous week. Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health for WDGPH, said it was her knowledge that all 24 were self-isolating and recovering at home.[48]

Other

  • April 1 2020– WDGPH has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Guelph’s Homewood Health Centre, a private mental health and addictions facility. As of Wednesday afternoon, two staff members and one patient tested positive.[49]
  • April 3 2020– Two staff members of St. Joseph’s Health Centre, a complex-care hospital, tested positive for the virus, confirmed by Chuck Ferguson, communications manager with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.[50]
  • April 4 2020– On Saturday April 4, an employee at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home in Aboyne, northwest of Guelph tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is experiencing mild symptoms and is recovering in isolation at home.[51]

Haldimand and Norfolk

Anson Place

  • March 29 2020– A resident from Anson Place, retirement and long-term care facility in Hagersville, was the area’s first death due to the novel coronavirus. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit said that the person had died after being admitted to West Haldimand Hospital in Hagersville.[52]
  • March 31 2020- Two more residents have died and eleven have tested positive for COVID-19 at Anson Place Care Centre, as confirmed by the home.[53]
  • April 1 2020- Three residents of Anson Place Care Centre have died of COVID-19. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit said that twelve staff members and 11 residents of Anson Place, including the three deceased, tested positive for the disease.[54]
  • April 5 2020– A fourth resident of Anson place died. 37 residents at the 101-person are centre and 21 staff tested positive (35 staff tested negative), cases that the health unit said could be traced back to a funeral. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is investigating whether a fifth death is related to COVID-19.[55]
  • April 6 2020- The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit confirmed that there was a total of 7 deaths in recent days at Anson Place of which 5 were confirmed to be attributable to COVID-19,” said Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Shanker Nesathurai. 39 residents and 22 staff have tested positive for the virus.[56]

Norview Lodge April 5 2020- The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit confirmed that one non-clinical staff member at Norview Lodge in Simcoe has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is in self-isolation at home.[57]

Halton

April 6 2020– The following Halton area long-term care and retirement homes have reported outbreaks as follows:[58]

Burlington: Park Avenue Manor retirement home in Burlington has one staff member who has tested positive.

Georgetown: Mountainview Residence retirement home reported six cases of Covid-19 with one death and three hospitalizations. Amica Georgetown retirement home has one resident with a confirmed case.

Oakville: One staff member has tested positive for Covid-19 at Oakville’s Post Inn Village long-term care home; Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence in Oakville is reporting one resident has tested positive.

Hamilton & Area

  • March 11 2020– A 32-year-old radiation oncologist with the Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Cancer Centre went into self-isolation in Burlington after testing for COVID-19.[59] She had recently returned from Hawaii. Her husband, a surgeon at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, tested negative.[60]
  • March 28 2020– A case reported March 28 was a nurse who worked at McMaster Children’s Hospital, according to a spokesperson for Hamilton Health Sciences.[61]
  • April 5 2020– Wentworth Lodge has become the third Hamilton long-term care home with an outbreak of COVID-19. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Dundas home, the city said Sunday (April 5) morning. Anyone symptomatic at the home will be tested.[62]

Cardinal Retirement Residence, Hamilton

  • April 2 2020– Hamilton Public Health declared an outbreak at Cardinal Retirement Home on April 2, and that it moved seven residents from the home into hospitals.[63]
  • April 6 2020– An 80-year-old woman from Cardinal Retirement Residence died in hospital. Roger Channa, owner of the Cardinal, said he only learned of the death at about 3 p.m. Monday April. By the morning of Sunday April 5, there were 13 infected residents — 10 from the transitional care program and three residents from the retirement home part of the facility. He said five staff members had been tested. Two of the tests were negative and they are awaiting results from the other three.[64]

Heritage Green in Stoney Creek

  • March 21 2020- Hamilton Public Health has declared a coronavirus outbreak at Heritage Green Nursing Home in Stoney Creek on Saturday March 21. The nursing home confirmed two cases: an 80-year-old resident reported on Wednesday March 18, and a 55-year-old resident confirmed on Thursday March 19.[65]
  • March 24 2020– The 80-year-old Heritage Green Nursing Home resident passed away.[66]
  • March 30 2020– An 88-year-old woman died at the Heritage Green Nursing Home in Stoney Creek long-term care centre on March 30.[67]
  • March 31 2020– At Heritage Green Nursing Home, there were three confirmed cases among residents so far, including the two who died. Another 17 residents are ill Kelly Anderson, a spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton, said. Ten staff members at the home are also sick, with one confirmed case of COVID-19. All symptomatic residents and employees will be tested, she said.[68]
  • April 4 2020– A spokesperson for the City of Hamilton confirmed that a third resident, a 100-year-old woman, who lived at Heritage Green nursing home in Stoney Creek died on Friday. She was not hospitalized.[69]

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

  • March 26 2020– A dialysis nurse at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Hamilton General Hospital tested positive for COVID-19. [70]
  • April 6 2020– St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton declared a COVID-19 outbreak after three of its health-care workers in the special care nursery tested positive. One had no direct contact with patients or families, while the other two had either limited contact or contact while wearing a protective mask and neither were symptomatic while caring for the babies or family, the health unit said in a statement. They said that no babies or parents in the unit were symptomatic, and that all were being monitored closely.[71]

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

  • March 25 2020- Lakelands Family Health Team, based in Northbrook, Ont., in Addington Highlands, was forced to close its doors after a health care worker at their centre was diagnosed with COVID-19. Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health said that one other health care clinic in their catchment area had a health care professional diagnosed with COVID-19 and had closed, but they would not be identifying it.[72]
  • March 30 2020- KFL&A Public Health said at least three cases were found in health-care workers, including one at a family health clinic in Northbrook, Ont., and another at Kingston General Hospital. It is unclear where the third health-care worker is employed.[73]
  • March 30 2020– A health care worker at Verona Medical Clinic near Kingston made her diagnosis public. She started noticing symptoms on March 19, and posted her positive diagnosis on Facebook on March 25.[74]
  • March 30 2020– Two health care workers at Providence Care Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, as announced by the hospital in a press release Monday evening (March 30). All staff and patients who have had close-contact with the infected workers, who will now be quarantining for 14 days.[75]
  • April 1 2020– One staff member at the long-term care facility Providence Manor tested positive for COVID-19, as well as three staff members from Providence Care Hospital. For the three staff, there is no clear transmission link for the disease, which makes public health believe the staff members caught the disease through community contact.[76]
  • April 2 2020– Two more health care workers at Kingston General Hospital have tested positive for the virus, bring the total of infected workers at that hospital to three.[77]

Kitchener-Waterloo

  • April 7 2020- The Public Health Unit is reporting 57 confirmed cases among health care workers in Waterloo Region with more cases waiting for test results.[78]
  • March 19 2020– Region of Waterloo Public Health has confirmed an employee at St. Mary’s Hospital, a female in her 20s, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home.[79]
  • March 21 2020- More than 50 nurses at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener were exposed to a patient who tested positive on Thursday March 19, and the six staff who demonstrated symptoms were referred to public health for “fast track testing”.[80]
  • March 23 2020– Grand River Hospital confirmed that two of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.[81]
  • March 31 2020– A non-resident care staff member at Sunnyside Home long-term care was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, according to Waterloo Region.[82]
  • April 2 2020– Region of Waterloo Public Health confirmed cases in one resident at Forest Heights Revera in Kitchener, and one staff member each at St. Luke’s Place retirement home in Cambridge and The Village at University Gates retirement home in Waterloo.[83]
  • April 4 2020– A spokesperson for Forest Heights Revera said the home had four confirmed cases of the virus in residents, as well as one case in staff. They said that all of the affected residents were isolated, while the staff member was at home self-isolating.
  • April 7, 2020 – Waterloo Public Health reported the following confirmed cases in long-term care and retirement homes in total[84]:

Highview Residences – 9 residents, 1 staff, 2 deceased. (See below.)

Sunnyside Homes – 3 staff

Forest Heights Revera – 15 residents, 3 staff

St. Luke’s Place – 1 staff

The Village at University Gates – 1 staff

Chartwell Westmount Long-term Care – 1 staff

Millwood Manor -1 resident.

Highview Residences Long-Term Care Home, Kitchener

  • April 1 2020– The chief operating officer with Highview Residences long-term care home told 570 NEWS two residents in Blair Creek House in Kitchener have tested positive.[85]
  • April 6 2020– One of the residents of Highview Residences who tested positive for COVID-19 died over the weekend, a representative of the company told Global News in a statement on Monday April 6. Six residents and an employee have been infected. All of the COVID-19 cases are at Blair Creek House, one of two houses Highview Residences operates at its Kitchener location.[86]
  • April 7 2020– A second resident at Highview Residences died. A total of seven residents and one staff member have tested positive.[87] By the evening of April 7 the Public Health Unit reported 9 residents confirmed, one staff and two deceased residents.[88]

London & Area

  • March 14 2020– A London woman who works in health care and has no history of travel tested positive for COVID-19. The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) said the London patient is in her 50s and does not work at a hospital. For privacy reasons, officials would not say where she works or what she does.[89]
  • March 20 2020– Public health officials in London announced that a primary health care worker at Strathroy Medical Clinic was Middlesex-London’s second case. She went into isolation.[90]
  • March 20 2020– London-area public health officials announced a nurse in her 20s at London Health Sciences Centre’s University Hospital tested positive for the virus after returning from a trip to Las Vegas. She was in self-isolation. Several of her colleagues were also sent home for isolation as a precaution.[91]
  • March 29 2020– One of six new cases announced Sunday March 29 in the London Region was in a long-term care home, as reported by the Middlesex-London Health Unit.[92]
  • April 1 2020– Grandwood Park Retirement Residence is reporting that two of its residents have tested positive forCOVID-19. Dr. Rhonda Collins, chief medical officer for Revera Inc., which operates the residence, said in a statement that the residents are in isolation and “full outbreak protocols” have been implemented.[93]
  • April 2 2020– Outbreaks were declared at the following four London long-term care facilities:
    • Chelsey Park Long-Term Care Home: one staff member
    • Henley Place: two residents
    • Seasons Retirement Community in Strathroy: one case. [94]
  • April 5 2020– Additional outbreaks were declared at the following London long-term care facilities:
    • Meadow Park London Long-Term Care Home: one staff member
    • Earls Court Village: two staff members and two residents
    • Kensington Village: with an indeterminate number of cases.[95] [96]
  • April 6 2020– Sprucedale Care Centre in Strathroy became the latest of eight facilities within the Middlesex-London Health Unit with a COVID-19 outbreak.[97]

Peel Region

  • March 29 2020– The Region of Peel said that as of Sunday, March 29, there were approximately 20 front-line health-care workers in Peel Region who had tested positive for COVID-19 in an email Monday March 30 to the Brampton Guardian.[98]
  • March 30 2020– The Region of Peel confirmed that the long-term care home Village of Erin Meadows declared a COVD-19 outbreak on March 30. One staff member tested positive.[99]
  • March 30 2020– On March 30, Peel Public Health (PPH) said that a staff member at Villa Forum long term care residence in Mississauga had tested positive for COVID-19.[100] They declared a COVID-19 outbreak on April 2.[101]
  • April 1 2020– An outbreak was declared at Credit Valley Hospital after four patients tested positive for COVID-19. They were in a geriatric rehabilitation unit and have been moved to an area that exclusively treats patients with the new coronavirus, the hospital said.[102]
  • April 5 2020– Peel Public Health said in a news release that a paramedic and his or her partner were exposed to the novel coronavirus while responding to a motor-vehicle collision. Only one of the pair of paramedics tested positive, though both paramedics are in isolation at home.[103]

Napanee

  • March 14 2020– A health care professional from Lennox and Addington County General Hospital has tested positive and was sent home for isolation. They had returned from Barbados within the last two weeks, according to Dr. Kieran Moore, medical officer of health for KFL&A Public Health.[104]

Niagara

  • March 25 2020– A man in his 80s who was a resident at Ina Grafton Gage Village, a retirement home in St. Catharines, has passed away. He was being treated at Niagara Health – St. Catharines Site.[105]
  • March 27 2020– Niagara’s public health department declared a COVID-19 outbreak in Seasons Retirement Community, a retirement home in Welland, on Friday (March 27) evening after an initial test of two symptomatic residents came back positive for COVID-19. The two residents, one of them a woman in her in 80s, are being treated in the St. Catharines hospital.[106]
  • April 1 2020– Niagara’s public health department has declared COVID-19 outbreaks at three more retirement/nursing homes: Lundy Manor in Niagara Falls, and Seasons, Rapelje Lodge and Royal Rose Place, in Welland. The first outbreak was declared at Seasons March 27[107], followed by Rapelje Lodge March 29, Lundy Manor March 30 and Royal Rose March 31. The confirmation of COVID-19 in all four residences came Wednesday April 1. It is unclear how many confirmed and suspected cases there are in the facilities.[108]
  • April 3 2020– Three residents of Lundy Manor (retirement home) died, as per Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates, who said he was told by the home’s director. On Saturday April 4, Dr. Mustafa Hirji, Niagara’s acting medical officer of health, said there were 13 confirmed cases associated with Lundy Manor.[109]
  • April 3 2020– An outbreak was declared on the second and third floor of Albright Manor (retirement home) in Lincoln, west of St. Catharines, as per the Niagara Region website.[110]
  • April 7 2020- The Public Health Unit reported an additional outbreak at Shalom Manor (retirement home) in Grimsby. On the outbreak report of the Health Unit website this outbreak is dated April 3 2020. No additional details were provided.[111]

Orangeville

  • March 31 2020- Five staff at the hospital at Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) tested positive for COVID-19. They were at home and are self-isolating for 14 days.[112]
  • April 2 2020Ten staff at Headwaters Health Care Centre have tested positive in total, and 23 are still in self-isolation. 32 had been self-isolating, but 9 had returned by Thursday April 2. Among the 10 staff with coronavirus are seven nurses on the hospital’s F-wing, two nurses in its intensive care unit and one personal support worker on the E-wing, or long-term care floor.[113]
  • April 6 2020The number of Headwaters hospital employees to test positive for coronavirus has risen from ten to thirteen, while 38 are self-isolating at home, as reported by the Headwaters Health Care Centre.[114]

Orillia

  • April 1 2020– A staff member at the Spencer House, a long-term care home, has been confirmed as a new case by Charles Gardner, the unit’s medical officer of health.[115]

Ottawa

  • April 6 2020- Thirty-nine local health-care workers or first responders were among the 370 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, according to Ottawa Public Health.[116] Two are respiratory therapists at the Civic campus in addition to the respiratory therapist reported positive March 22.[117]
  • March 18 2020– A Health Canada employee at Tunney’s Pasture tested positive for COVID-19, the department confirmed Wednesday March 18. The employee went into self-isolation.[118]
  • April 1 2020– An Ottawa paramedic tested positive for the novel coronavirus.[119]
  • April 1 2020– A fifth outbreak in a facility was announced by Dr. Brent Moloughney, associate medical officer of health, at the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. They reported two cases as of April 1.[120]

CHEO

  • March 29 2020– A health care worker at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on its website, CHEO said the individual worked in an Ambulatory Care clinic, and that he was in self-isolation and doing well.[121]

Montfort Hospital

  • April 6 2020- Ottawa Public Health (OPH) announced a COVID-19 outbreak at Montfort Hospital in its Monday afternoon update. According to the OPH website, the outbreak is in “Ancillary Staff.” The Montfort Hospital does not know how the individuals were infected, but all are in self-isolation.[122]
  • April 7 2020- A second outbreak was reported at Montfort Hospital in area “3C”.[123]

The Ottawa Hospital

  • March 22 2020– A health care worker at the Ottawa Hospital tested positive for the virus by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. The man was in his 30s, lived in Prescott-Russell and was in self-isolation.[124] It was later confirmed that he was a respiratory therapist working in the Emergency Room at the General Campus.[125]
  • April 5 2020- The Ottawa Hospital has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Civic campus inpatient unit in areas A5, B5 and AMA after a patient became infected while in hospital. It is unknown how the patient, who is now in isolation, became infected, the hospital said in a statement.[126]
  • April 7 2020- According to OPH, another Ottawa Hospital outbreak affected area 5 West/BMT. On its website, the hospital described 5 West as an inpatient unit that cares for leukemia and bone marrow transplant patients.[127]

Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes Ottawa area

  • March 27 2020– Ottawa Public Health said a resident at the Promenade retirement residence in Orleans tested positive for novel coronavirus. The individual and their spouse, who also lived at the Promenade retirement residence, were being treated in hospital.[128]
  • March 29 2020– There was also a confirmed COVID-19 case among residents at a second retirement residence in Ottawa, this time at the Maplewood Retirement Community.[129]
  • March 30 2020– The resident at the Promenade Retirement Residence who tested positive died. Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vera Etches said that there were five confirmed cases at that retirement home.[130]
  • March 31 2020– A second resident at Promenade Retirement Residence in Orleans has died from COVID-19. They were the spouse of the other resident who had died. A worker tested positive for COVID-19 at Maplewood Retirement Community, in addition to the previously reported resident. At Park Place Retirement Residence, one health care worker tested positive for COVID-19. At Garden Terrace long-term care home in Kanata, one worker has tested positive for COVID-19.[131] All four facilities declared an outbreak.[132]
  • April 7 2020- An outbreak affecting the entire nursing facility was declared at Manoir Marochel Manor long-term care home.[133]
  • April 7 2020- The test of a third resident of Promenade Retirement Residence in Orleans who died a few days ago came back positive for COVID-19.[134]

Perth

  • March 31 2020– At the Carolina Retirement Residence, a resident and a staff member at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.[135]
  • April 4 2020- Infection control measures are now in place at Lanark Lifestyles, a retirement residence in Perth, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dr. Neel Chadha, who works at the residence, the staff member is at home under self-isolation.[136]

Peterborough

  • March 30 2020– Peterborough Public Health announced that one case was suspected to be an occupational exposure for a health-care worker who worked outside the city.[137]

St. Joseph’s at Fleming Long-Term Care Home

  • March 26 2020– A female resident in her 90s at a St. Joseph’s at Fleming, a Peterborough long-term care home, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Peterborough Public Health also confirmed that a staff member at the long-term care home who had symptoms was referred to community paramedics for in-home testing, and was self-isolating at home. [138]
  • March 30 2020– Three staff members from St. Joseph’s at Fleming were in isolation.[139]
  • April 1 2020– Test results for the staff at St. Joseph’s at Fleming returned with one positive and the rest negative.[140]

Riverview Manor Long-Term Care Home

  • April 3 2020- A coronavirus outbreak has been declared at Riverview Manor, a long-term care facility. Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, medical officer of health for Peterborough Public Health, said one resident has tested positive and was in self-isolation at the facility. Eight other residents were tested, with three coming back negative and five results pending. Five staff members were tested, with one coming back negative and four pending.[141]

Plantagenet

  • April 7 2020– An outbreak was declared at Milieux de vie a L’Érablière (Valorisgroup home) on the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website. No details were provided.[142]

Renfrew County

  • March 25 2020– A resident at a retirement home was declared to be the first case in Renfrew County, west of Ottawa. She was in her 90s, and in isolation in Pembroke Regional Hospital.[143]
  • March 29 2020- Renfrew County and District Health Unit confirmed that the resident from the retirement home had passed away.[144]
  • March 31 2020- A staff member at the Miramichi Lodge long-term care home in Pembroke tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is at home in isolation. The County of Renfrew says the employee stayed home after developing symptoms and had not been at work for over a week. Residents and staff that were in contact with the individual have been notified.[145]

Sarnia-Lambton

Landmark Village Retirement Home

  • March 27 2020– A resident at Landmark Village in Sarnia was confirmed as a new case. The patient was admitted to Bluewater Health March 20, said Steeves & Rozema CEO John Scotland. The independent living retirement home has since sent three to five staff members who came in contact with the man home to self-isolate and self-monitor for 14 days.[146]
  • March 30 2020– Three of the four Sarnia-area deaths from COVID-19 in recent days were elderly people from the same retirement home. Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton County’s medical officer of health, confirmed Monday March 30 that there were at least six additional cases at a local retirement facility. John Scotland, CEO of Steeves and Rozema, confirmed Monday the retirement home is its facility, Landmark Village.[147]
  • March 31 2020– Lambton Public Health confirmed on April 1 that a fourth person connected to the Landmark Village seniors’ home in Sarnia was admitted to Bluewater Health Hospital on March 30, and died on March 31. The test result confirmed that individual was positive for COVID-19.[148]
  • April 5 2020– Lambton Public Health confirmed that Landmark Village in Sarnia had 15 confirmed cases- six staff, nine residents, and four deaths (all residents as previously reported).[149]
  • April 6 2020– Five more residents of Landmark Village are confirmed to be infected with the virus, bringing the total number of cases residents to fourteen.[150] It was said later in the day that ten residents were being treated for COVID-19, and that three of the six staff had been cleared to work again.[151]

Shelburne

Shelburne Residence Retirement and Nursing Home

  • April 6 2020– A resident at Shelburne Residence Retirement and Nursing Home has tested positive for coronavirus. Richard Franzke, vice-president of communications with Southbridge Health Care Homes, said the resident has been placed in isolation since coming back from the hospital.[152]

Dufferin Oaks Long-Term Care Home

  • March 30 2020- An employee at the Dufferin Oaks home has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Dufferin County officials, the staff member hasn’t been onsite since displaying symptoms and is currently isolating at home. None of the residents presented with symptoms as of March 30.[153]
  • March 31 2020– A second Dufferin Oaks staff member has tested positive for coronavirus.[154]
  • April 6 2020– The County of Dufferin confirmed that a fifth individual tested positive for coronavirus at Dufferin Oaks long-term care home in Shelburne. This includes two residents and three staff members. [155]

Smiths Falls

  • April 4 2020– One staff member who works at both the Van Horne and Willow Retirement Residences, both in Smiths Falls (south of Carleton Place, and southwest of Ottawa) tested positive. They were self-isolating at home.[156]

St. Thomas/Elgin

  • March 27- The Health Unit is reporting an outbreak at Beattie Manor retirement home in Wardsville. No details provided.[157]

Stratford & Area

  • March 28 2020- A woman in her late 40s from St. Marys (southwest of Stratford) who worked in health care was announced as one of three new cases by Huron Perth Public Health.[158]
  • March 30 2020- The Chief Medical Officer for Revera confirmed that a resident tested positive at Hillside Manor long-term care home, near Sebringville in the Stratford area. Dr. Rhonda Collins adds one other resident with symptoms tested negative and they were waiting on the test results for a third resident.[159]
  • April 2 2020- Two people living at the Greenwood Court long-term care home in Stratford have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Huron Perth Public Health. Both are in isolation.[160]
  • April 6 2020– Medical officer of health Dr. Miriam Klassen Huron, from Perth Public Health, announced that a total of four residents and one member of staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Greenwood Court long-term care home.[161]
  • April 7 2020- The public heath unit reports the number of confirmed cases at Greenwood Court long-term care home in Stratford is now six residents and two staff.[162]

Toronto

  • March 20 2020– A Toronto paramedic tested positive for COVID-19 as reported by Toronto Public Health on Friday March 20. They were at home in isolation.[163]
  • March 20 2020- A resident at Seven Oaks long-term care home in Scarborough was among to 60 new cases that were reported on Friday March 20.[164]
  • March 22 2020– 13 health care workers in Toronto were confirmed to have had the virus including doctors, nurses, and personal support workers from various health care settings. This number was confirmed by Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Toronto’s acting director of communicable disease control and associate medical officer of health.[165]
  • March 25 2020– Three residents of St. Clair-O’Connor Nursing Home in East Toronto had the respiratory illness COVID-19. An outbreak at the home was declared on Saturday March 22.[166]
  • March 25 2020– Two residents of Seven Oaks long-term care home in Scarborough had died, confirmed by Toronto’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa. Of the 249 residents at Seven Oaks, nine were confirmed to have had the virus and four others were “presumed” cases. There were also four staff confirmed positive for COVID-19.[167]
  • March 25 2020– An 80-year-old resident at Kensington Gardens, a long-term care home in Toronto, has tested positive for COVID-19. The home confirmed that she was in isolation in her room.[168]
  • March 30 2020– Eight employees working at Toronto Public Health headquarters, located downtown, had tested positive for COVID-19. TPH confirmed on Monday March 30 that there has been an outbreak, and said it has asked all staff who worked at the location between March 20 to 29 to work from home and self-isolate.[169]
  • March 31 2020– The following are confirmed cases by Toronto Public Health: nine staff and 14 residents at Seven Oaks long-term care home, three staff and three residents at St. Clair O’Connor long-term care, two staff and two residents at Extendicare Bayview, two staff and two residents at West Park Health Care Centre, three residents at Chartwell Gibson, one death and three residents at Rekai Centre (Sherbourne Place),[170] and three residents at Terrace Gardens Retirement Residence.[171]
  • April 1 2020– Toronto Public Health reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in 33 residents, including 10 deaths, and 25 staff, with 54 probable cases in the following Toronto nursing homes:
    • Seven Oaks: 23 confirmed cases (14 residents, including 8 deaths, nine staff with no deaths), plus 54 probable cases. Residents who died ranged in age from 60s to 90s; 6 of them were over age 85.
    • Clair O’Connor Long-term Care Home: 6 confirmed cases (3 residents; 3 staff).
    • Extendicare Bayview (SouthWest Unit): 4 confirmed cases (2 residents, including 1 COVID-linked death, 2 staff). The ​resident who died was over 90 years old.
    • West Park Healthcare Centre Rehabilitation Hospital: 4 confirmed cases (2 residents, 2 staff).
    • Chartwell Gibson Long-term Care Home: 3 confirmed cases, all residents.
    • Rekai Centre Long-term Care Home at Sherbourne Place: 4 confirmed cases (4 residents, including 1 death). The resident who died was in their 60s.
    • Elm Grove Living Centre Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.
    • West Side Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.
    • Eatonville Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.
    • Cedarvale Terrace Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.
    • Vermont Square Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.
    • Rockcliffe Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a resident.
    • Altamont Care Community long-term care home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.
    • Kensington Gardens Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a resident.
    • Sunnybrook Veterans Centre long-term care home: 1 confirmed case, a resident.
    • McCall Centre long-term care home unit: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.
    • Baycrest Centre long-term care home: 1 confirmed case, a staff member.
    • House of Providence Long-term Care Home: 1 confirmed case, a resident.
    • Terrace Gardens (retirement home): 3 confirmed resident cases, 1 staff case.
    • Village of Humber Heights (retirement home): 1 confirmed case, a resident.[172]
  • April 1 2020– On Wednesday, the administrator of Kipling Acres, a Toronto long-term care home, told families a case of COVID-19 had been confirmed in a resident.[173]
  • April 2 2020– A neonatal intensive care nurse at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, the hospital confirmed Thursday April 2. They were said to be at self-isolating at home.[174]
  • April 2 2020– In an April 2 post on Schlegel’s website, the company said that its Humber Heights facility in Toronto now has four residents and one staff member with confirmed COVID-19 cases and several others on watch awaiting test results. [175]
  • April 4 2020– Clair O’Connor Long-term Care Home had suffered four deaths of residents in total, all in their 80s or 90s (reported on Saturday April 5). Another fourteen residents are displaying symptoms, and seven staff have tested positive (up from three residents and three staff).[176]
  • April 6 2020– Eileen de Villa, the city’s medical officer of health, said on Monday April 6 that there were 135 cases in long-term care and retirement home settings in the city, and fifteen deaths.[177] Fourteen are accounted for, above.
  • April 7, 2020- Toronto Public Health reported that there were 12 physicians, 13 nurses and 6 “other health care workers” confirmed as diagnosed with COVID-19 as of April 7.[178]

Windsor and Essex County

Michigan Health Care Staff living in Windsor

  • March 21 2020– The second identified case in the region involved a man in his 20s who works in a healthcare facility in Michigan and resides in Windsor and Essex County. He developed symptoms on March 15 and was tested on March 17. Officials say he has been self-isolating and is recovering at home with mild symptoms.[179]
  • March 31 2020– The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit announced that to date they had 65 confirmed cases, with approximately one third who were health care workers. All but one work in Michigan across the border. The state of Michigan has close to 5 times the number of cases than Ontario, and the City of Detroit has approximately as many cases as the province of Ontario.[180] Historically, there have been 54 individuals working at Windsor Regional Hospital who work in a Detroit hospital as well, and approximately 13 individuals that live in Michigan and only work at Windsor Regional Hospital.[181]
  • April 7, 2020– The Windsor-Essex Health Unit reported 75 confirmed cases among health care staff. Of those, 25 are listed as nursing home staff. There are not updated details about the other 50 positive cases among health care staff in the region.[182] (See March 31 note above.)

Windsor Regional Hospital

  • March 30 2020- At least 10 inpatients at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) have COVID-19; eight of those patients are still at the hospital while two have been discharged. There were 50 inpatients between the two campuses that were showing signs of the coronavirus, but health officials were still waiting for test results to confirm their status.[183]
  • April 2 2020– As per the Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) COVID-19 Daily Update on their website, on April 2 at 8:00 a.m., there were 15 inpatients at WRH with confirmed COVID-19, and 15 inpatients in hospital with suspected/test pending for COVID-19 in a possible outbreak.[184]

Windsor and Area Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

  • April 1 2020– The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) confirmed that there were two confirmed cases among staff at Country Village long-term care home in Woodslee, Ont., and one confirmed case among the staff at the Amica Riverside seniors’ retirement home in Windsor.[185]
  • April 2 2020– A third outbreak in Windsor-Essex was confirmed at Lifetimes on Riverside retirement home, as a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed said some residents are being “investigated” for the virus.[186]
  • April 7 2020– The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported on Tuesday April 7 that seven long term care and retirement homes in the area that are currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19:
    • Extendicare Southwood Lakes long-term care home: one staff member
    • Heron Terrace long-term care and retirement home : four residents and two staff members
    • Riverside Place long-term care home: two staff members
    • The Village at St. Clair long-term care home: one staff member
    • Lifetimes on Riverside retirement home: two residents and two staff members
    • Amica at Windsor: three residents and two staff members
    • Country Village Homes in Woodslee: 13 residents and 14 staff members[187]

Woodstock

  • March 18 2020– The test results of an employee at Woodstock General Hospital were confirmed as positive by the Brant County Health Unit on Tuesday March 17. The employee, in her 40s, worked at the hospital from March 9 to March 11, and was said to have had limited patient contact.[188]
  • March 30 2020– Two staff members at Caressant Care long-term care home in Woodstock are self-isolating after one tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for the long-term care home said they were notified on Friday March 27 by a staff member who reported testing positive for COVID-19. That individual did not have any contact with residents while at work, and is self-isolating. A second staff member who was in contact with the infected individual is also at home self-isolating.[189]

York Region

April 7, 2020- York Region Public Health reported 41 confirmed cases with institutional transmission on their status report.[190] Of these, we counted 29 that were over 70 years old and 11 that were listed as being in their 20s through to in their 60s. Among these confirmed cases are 7 deceased. We have tracked 6 of the deceased below. A summary report stated that 40 confirmed cases in the region are health care workers.[191] Public Health lists the following long-term care facilites currently under outbreak protocol for COVID-19:

  • Bethany Lodge
  • Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
  • Markhaven Home for Seniors
  • Villa Leonardo Gambin

Additional community settings currently under outbreak protocol for COVID-19 include:

  • Reena Home
  • Vita Community Living Home

In addition to these, there appears to have been an outbreak at the Richmond Hill hospital as follows:

Richmond Hill

  • March 30 2020– the region’s medical officer of health, Dr. Karim Kurji said in a news conference that at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital on the psychiatric floor, two staff members and one former patient have tested positive.[192]

Bethany Lodge

  • March 31 2020– An 89-year-old woman, a resident of Bethany Lodge, an assisted living facility in Markham, also died March 31.[193]

Markhaven Home

  • March 21 2020– A resident at Markhaven Home for Seniors in Markham tested positive for coronavirus, as confirmed by the City of Markham.[194]
  • March 23 2020– A worker at Markhaven Home for Seniors in Markham tested positive for coronavirus.[195]
  • March 25 2020– Public health officials announced that now there were three staff members at Markhaven who had tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the workers were residents of York Region, while the other lived in Toronto, and all were in self-isolation.[196]
  • March 28 2020- A Markham man, aged 88, a resident at the Markhaven Home for Seniors, passed away Saturday Mar. 28 the region’s medical officer of health, Dr. Karim Kurji, said.[197]
    • March 28 2020- A 68-year-old woman from Markhaven died. She did not have any coronavirus symptoms prior to her death, but a positive test result was received April 2.[198]
  • March 30 2020– At Markhaven, 22 residents are ill with five who have tested positive so far, and 43 staff are ill, 12 of whom have tested positive. [199]
    • March 31 2020– A 95-year-old woman from Markhaven Home for Seniors died of COVID-19.[200]
  • March 31 2020– A 92-year-old male from Markhaven Home for Seniors died.[201]
  • April 5 2020– Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti confirmed the death at Markhaven Home for Seniors in a post on Twitter on Sunday, noting that the individual was an 85-year-old woman, and the sixth death at that home.[202] We were able to account for five of those.

Reena Home

  • March 30 2020– The Reena home for developmentally disabled in Thornhill has one resident who tested positive and is currently hospitalized. Five staff were symptomatic and on self-isolation, and one household contact is also self-isolating. [203]

Yee Hong Centre

  • March 30 2020– Yee Hong, another Markham long-term care home, had 11 ill residents, five of whom were tested and are waiting for test results, and 10 ill staff members. One resident had been hospitalized, as announced by Dr. Kurji in a news conference on March 30.[204]
  • April 1 2020 – One of the employees was confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 at Yee Hong.[205]

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[i] Goodfield, Kayla. 21 more COVID-19 deaths in Ontario; case total increases by 379. Toronto CTV News. April 7 2020. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/21-more-covid-19-deaths-in-ontario-case-total-increases-by-379-1.4886089

[ii] Retirement Homes are not technically health care facilities but have been used as such by Ontario government officials and now hospital executives, without the appropriate legislative and regulatory regime, staffing and training. Despite this, staff in retirement homes are often given residents to care for with significant health care needs. Public Health Units report outbreaks in long-term care and retirement homes and we included them for these reasons.

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[2] Lindsay Advocate Q & A with health unit: Pinecrest Nursing Home challenged by small size in COVID-19 outbreak, March 26, 2020. https://lindsayadvocate.ca/q-a-with-health-unit-pinecrest-nursing-home-challenged-by-small-size-in-covid-19-outbreak/

[3] Pelley, Lauren. Health-care workers make up 1 in 10 known cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. CBC News. April 2 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/health-care-workers-make-up-1-in-10-known-cases-of-covid-19-in-ontario-1.5518456

[4] Jones, Allison. Ontario Will Run Out Of Protective Health-Care Gear In A Week: Ford. The Canadian Press. April 6 2020. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/doug-ford-ontario-protective-equipment_ca_5e8b660ec5b68116f6a0489a

[5] Goodfield, Kayla. 21 more COVID-19 deaths in Ontario; case total increases by 379. Toronto CTV News. April 7 2020. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/21-more-covid-19-deaths-in-ontario-case-total-increases-by-379-1.4886089

[6] Mazur, Alexandra. 3 residents, 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19 in Almonte, Ont., long-term care home. Global News. March 30 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6749708/almonte-long-term-care-home-covid-19-cases-march-30/

[7] Pringle, Josh. Two deaths in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark linked to COVID-19. Ottawa CTV News. March 31 2020. https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/two-deaths-in-leeds-grenville-lanark-linked-to-covid-19-1.4876791

[8] HPEPH to Post all COVID-19 Outbreaks on Website. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. April 2 2020. https://hpepublichealth.ca/hpeph-to-post-all-covid-19-outbreaks-on-website/

[9] Ormond, Brock. Staff members at BGH exposed to COVID-19 positive patient. InQuinte.ca. March 31 2020. https://inquinte.ca/story/staff-members-at-bgh-exposed-to-covid-19-positive-patient

[10] Ormond, Brock. BGH Quinte 5 remains in outbreak position. InQuinte.ca. April 6 2020. https://inquinte.ca/story/bgh-quinte-5-remains-in-outbreak-position

[11] Baldwin, Derek. Thirty BGH front-line health workers sent home for 14 days after exposure incident. The Belleville Intelligencer. April 6 2020. https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/thirty-bgh-front-line-health-workers-sent-home-for-14-days-after-exposure-incident

[12] Davis, Greg. 3 new COVID-19 cases confirmed at Bobcaygeon, Ont. long-term care home: health unit. Global News. March 20 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6709951/new-covid-19-cases-confirmed-long-term-care-unit/

[13] COVID-19 outbreak at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon the largest in Ontario. KawarthaNow. March 27 2020. https://kawarthanow.com/2020/03/27/covid-19-outbreak-at-pinecrest-nursing-home-in-bobcaygeon-the-largest-in-ontario/

[14] Grant, Kelly, and Mahoney, Jill. Nine residents die, 34 staff suffer symptoms as coronavirus devastates Bobcaygeon, Ont. nursing home. The Globe and Mail. March 29 2020. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-covid-19-kills-nine-infects-34-staff-at-bobcaygeon-nursing-home/

[15] Gollum, Mark. 3 more seniors die, leaving Ontario cottage community shocked by COVID-19 outbreak in nursing home. CBC News. March 31 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/coronavirus-outbreak-pinecrest-nursing-home-bobcaygeon-1.5515543

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[22] Goldfinger, Daina. 10 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Bradford, Ont., long-term care home. Global News. April 6 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6784130/bradford-valley-long-term-care-home-covid-19-coronavirus-outbreak/

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