Third loss of life at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa

A third person has died in a COVID-19 outbreak in Hillsdale Estates, Oshawa.

The Durham area, which owns and operates the long-term care home, noted on their website that the person died on Thursday, September 9th.

“It is with great regret that we announce the death of one of our residents today who was COVID-19 positive and is in hospital,” said the region. “We currently have 12 residents who are positive for COVID-19; five residents who tested positive but are now resolved; and three residents who died. We have seven employees who are positive about COVID-19 as three employees have found a solution. “

The other two deaths occurred over the Labor Day weekend.

The region reports that there have been 379 deaths in Durham during the pandemic.

There have been 29 cases in the outbreak, which was declared on Aug. 26. Of the cases, 14 are isolated, 12 have been resolved and three have died.

Residents added by the posting will receive a third booster dose of the vaccine on Wednesday September 15.

“The care of residents remains cohorted, so that the staff only dedicate themselves to the care of residents who are only positive or only negative residents. The home’s plan for cohorting residents is continuously reviewed by Public Health. They return to their rooms on Primrose Path. Residents who are deemed resolved are no longer contagious but remain isolated for the duration of the outbreak, “the post said.

The other outbreaks are occurring at the Extendicare Oshawa long-term care home and the Amica Whitby retirement home.

The Extendicare outbreak was declared on August 27, while the Amica outbreak was declared on August 24.

A fourth institutional outbreak at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville was declared over on Wednesday, September 8th.

At Amica there have been eight cases, seven of which were resolved and one death died.

Extendicare had two cases and both were resolved.

As of September 8, another 30 cases were diagnosed and there are 187 active cases. Nine are hospitalized, one in intensive care.

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