Eighth COVID-19 loss of life at Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa. reported

An eighth death has been reported as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa.

Two more outbreaks have also been reported in schools and daycare centers in the Durham area, bringing the number to eight.

The Hillsdale death occurred Monday September 20th. Since the outbreak began, there have been 32 cases at the facility, 23 of which have been resolved, one is isolated and eight people have died.

The Bay Ridges long-term care home outbreak continues with two people in isolation. The outbreak was proclaimed on Sunday, September 19th.

The Durham Area Department of Health data tracker notes that the two new outbreaks have occurred in schools at Lincoln Avenue Public School and Westney Heights Public School, both in Ajax. The outbreaks were declared on Tuesday, September 21.

The tracker found that the people at these schools do not live in Durham, an indication that the students are not infected. The tracker does not show the number of cases at each school.

The other outbreaks occur at Monsignor Leo Cleary Catholic School in Courtice, St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Pickering, St. George’s School and Daycare (Edukids) in Ajax, St. Mary Leuca Day Care Center in Courtice, the Valley Farm Public School in Pickering and West Lynde Public School in Whitby.

With Monsignor Leo Cleary, the number of cases has increased from three to four. All four are isolated.

The number of cases also rose in St. Mary Leuca, with three cases out of two.

There had been two cases at Valley Farm, but both were resolved.

There are three cases in West Lynde, two in St. George’s and one in St. Elizabeth Seton.

There are 185 active cases across Durham as of Wednesday September 22nd, two of which are hospitalized and in intensive care. Another 23 cases were diagnosed on Tuesday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 26,793 cases and 385 deaths, of which 227 deaths in nursing and old people’s homes.

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