Nov 12, 2020
By Jane Brown
It sounds like a story from the early days of the pandemic.
But the tragedy that’s unfolding at the Kennedy Lodge Long Term Care Home in Scarborough is a result of the second wave of COVID-19.
Twenty-nine residents of the nursing home operated by Revera at Elsemere and Kennedy Roads have died since a COVID-19 outbreak was declared last month.
In all, 92 residents of Kennedy Lodge have tested positive since October 2nd.
Staff at Kennedy Lodge have also been affected by the virus with 35 employees contracting COVID-19. Seventeen have recovered while the rest are at home in self-isolation.
There is another Revera nursing home in Toronto with a large outbreak.
More than half of the residents at Main Terrance Long Term Care Home near Main Street and Kingston Road have tested positive. There have also been significant COVID-19 outbreaks in other Revera nursing homes in western Canada.
Across Ontario, there are currently 93 outbreaks of COVID-19 in long term care homes. At the beginning of September, there were just five outbreaks.
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