A fifth individual has now died because the COVID outbreak persists at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa
A fifth person has died in a COVID-19 outbreak in Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa.
The nursing home outbreak began on August 26 and has so far affected 31 people. Twenty have been resolved, six are being isolated and five have died, according to the Durham Area Department of Health’s data tracker.
In a statement released on Monday, September 13, the region said all residents would be tested for the virus on Tuesday, September 14. In addition, residents would receive a booster vaccination on September 15th.
The statement reads: “We had a staff load on the fourth floor last weekend. We currently have three employees who are positive for COVID-19 as eight employees have solved the problem. “
At some point in late August there were four institutional outbreaks in Durham, but those at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, Amica Whitby retirement home, and Extendicare Oshawa long-term care home have been declared over.
There were 152 active cases in the region as of Tuesday, including four people in the hospital and one in an intensive care unit. There were 382 deaths, including 224 in nursing homes or old people’s homes.