36 military members assisting at long-term care homes test positive for coronavirus

May 26 2020, 7:27 am

A total of 36 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members have tested positive for COVID-19 after serving at long-term care homes in Ontario and Quebec.

As of May 24, there are 22 CAF members who have tested positive in Quebec and 14 in Ontario — updates are provided daily for the duration of CAF assistance in long-term care facilities.

It is expected that approximately 1,350 CAF members will work at 25 facilities when the deployment is complete.

All CAF members arrived in response to a request for assistance from the federal government.

“These numbers are based on the most recent information that has been reported,” states the release. The next update will be provided on Friday, May 29.

No names of the members nor which long-term care they had been working at was released.

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