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