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Kawartha Lakes has 33 cases of COVID-19 — and 27 are related to Pinecrest Nursing Home

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The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is confirming today there have been a total of nine COVID-19-related deaths at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon since an outbreak was declared at the facility on March 18.

The Health Unit issued a media release on March 26 and reported that two epidemiologically-linked residents had died. It was also reported that 14 staff had been confirmed positive for COVID-19 and four staff had tested negative.

As of today (March 30), 24 staff have been confirmed positive for COVID. Test results are pending for 10 other staff members and six have tested negative.

Since the March 26 release, seven additional residents have died.

There have also been two additional deaths at the home since March 18 that were not related to COVID-19.

The total number of confirmed cases in the Health Unit area are as follows:

Northumberland County – 8 confirmed cases

City of Kawartha Lakes – 33 confirmed cases – 27 of which are related to Pinecrest Nursing Home

Haliburton County – no cases

Outbreaks – 1 – Pinecrest Nursing Home

Deaths – 11 – nine residents of Pinecrest Nursing Home; two deaths of people who did not live at Pinecrest, but one of those cases related to Pinecrest Nursing Home.

–More to come

4 Comments

  1. The situation at Pinecrest is appalling. The HKPR heath department has completely dropped the ball on this, and someone there needs to answer for their utter mismangement of this case.

    HKPR has a staff of over 120, so there is NO reason why the *family* members of staff at Pinecrest should be going in to to be cleaning equipment. HKPR has nurses, send them in, it’s their JOB to nurse, they have the training.

    HKPR should be in contact with the Pinecrest facility DAILY and Pinecrest should have a expeditious way to reach HKPR.

    “Dr.”Lynn Noseworthy, tells National newspapers that her staff are working hard to “track cases of covid-19”. Lynn, your epicenter of COVID-19 is at the Pinecrest facility in Bobcaygeon (currently over 81% of cases are there, and it’s spreading because family members are helping staff); do your job, stop worrying about your retirement, get in there and support the staff at Pinecrest.

    Your legacy will be measured in the number of dead you leave behind.

  2. Why would they want family members and people that aren’t trained for stuff like this to go in around people that have this Virus and Come out and SPREAD IT AROUND.ITS HARD ENOUGH FOR THE NURSES TO WORK WITH IT AND THEY ARE TRAINED TO DO SO.SO STOP DOING THIS AND SPREADING IT AROUND SO WE DONT HAVE ANY MORE INFECTED PEOPLE AND PEOPLE PASSING AWAY. BE SERIOUS TO YOU PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING INTO THESE PLACES WITH THE SICK.I KNOW THEY ARE YOUR FAMILIES BUT YOU ARE GOING TO HURT YOUR FAMILIES AT HOME IF YOU DON’T STOP THIS AND KNOW.WE COULD STOP THE SPREAD IN SMALL TOWNS AND NOT HAVE ANY IF YOU PAY ATTENTION ON HOW SERIOUS THiS VIRUS IS? MOST OF YOU PEOPLE MUST REMEMBER SARS ? LETS FIGHT THIS ONE BEFORE IT GETS WORSE!

  3. I called ministry of health 2 weeks ago..they check temperatures of workers, and wait for an outbreak to move person(s) to isolation which is too late as nursing home patients are now in the middle of virus. Just like all persons in a locked down situation..very sad😪

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