5 residents at the moment are isolating themselves with COVID on the Oshawa long-term care dwelling
There are five residents of Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa who are still in isolation while the COVID-19 outbreak continues at the facility.
There have been a total of 31 cases in the long-term care home since the outbreak began on Aug. 26. Aside from the five isolations, 21 cases have been resolved and there have been five deaths.
The last death occurred on Monday evening, September 13th.
In a post-death statement, the Durham Area Department of Health stated: “It is with great regret that we announce the death of one of our residents who was COVID-19 positive last night (September 13th). Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones at this time. “
On Wednesday, September 15, residents of the facility were due to receive either their second dose or a third booster dose.
“All consents have been obtained and we have a plan to ensure that this team can efficiently and safely travel the building to complete the vaccinations,” the statement said.
On Wednesday, the region reported 162 active COVID-19 cases, including six in a hospital and one in intensive care.
There have been 26,587 cases in Durham since the pandemic began. There were 382 deaths, of which 224 were in a nursing home or an old people’s home.