48 residents at Mississauga long-term care home have now died from coronavirus

May 8 2020, 7:19 am

Forty-eight residents have now died from COVID-19 related complications at a Mississauga long-term care home.

Camilla Care Community confirmed the news to Daily Hive in a statement on Thursday.

“We are sadly grieving the loss of the 48 residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 and who passed away since the beginning of the outbreak, throughout the last few weeks,” the statement said.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families for their loss. Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones at this time.”

To date, 62 residents have tested positive for the virus at the long-term care home, with 34 team members recovering in isolation.

Now, 43 residents and 10 team members have recovered from the virus.

“We continue to actively retest residents – which is essential in quickly identifying anyone who becomes COVID-19 positive, despite the fact these residents may have tested with negative results previously,” the facility said.

Camilla Care Community said they are working with public health authorities to ensure all precautions are in place and they continue to have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for all of its staff.

“Our team is doing truly extraordinary work every single day, caring for and supporting all residents at this unprecedented time. The health and safety of our team members and residents is of paramount importance,” the long-term care home said.

In order to assist with the growing numbers of cases in long-term care facilities, the federal government deployed approximately 265 Canadian Armed Forces members to five GTA facilities.

The facilities are: Orchard Villa in Pickering; Altamont Care Community in Scarborough; Eatonville in Etobicoke; Hawthorne Place in North York; and Holland Christian Homes Grace Manor in Brampton.

According to the Public Health Ontario Daily Epidemiologic Summary (iPHIS), there are 225 outbreaks with 681 resident deaths in long-term care homes, as of Thursday.