Tragedy continues to unfold as 28th resident of Pinecrest Nursing Home dies of Coronavirus

Pamela Vanmeer, Kawartha 411 Breaking News

KAWARTHA LAKES-Officials at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon say one more resident has died of Coronavirus, bringing the total dead to 28 residents and the wife of a resident. “Pinecrest’s experience and findings continue to be shared with the Chief Medical Officer and other public health authorities to inform process and procedure.” said Mary Carr, the home’s administrator. “Our aim is to share as much information as possible with other homes across the province to prioritize the health and safety of long-term care residents in Ontario. This is a situation that is unfolding and, as the understanding of this virus changes, we are implementing all new care directives issued by local and provincial public health authorities.” At least half of the staff have also tested positive for the virus. Many are still off work and reinforcements are being brought in from as far away as Welland, Ontario.

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