Coronavirus Canada updates: Pinecrest Nursing Home outbreak declared over

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Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., has said all of its residents have been symptom-free for at least two weeks.

The long-term care home, which has 65 beds, reported 29 deaths related to COVID-19. The outbreak was the centre of national attention as Canada started to enforce restrictions for LTCs around the country.

Pinecrest administrator Mary Carr says the facility plans to continue to stay closed to non-essential visitors, as staff wear personal protective equipment and residents eat their meals in their own rooms.

Around Ontario, the dire COVID-19 situation in long-term care homes continues, with the Ministry of Health reporting five new outbreaks, for a total of 185. There are 1,668 staff members currently infected with COVID-19 (a decrease of four), while among residents there are 2,501 infected (a decrease of 189) and 1,308 who have passed away (an increase of 39). Five staff members have also passed away.

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