Coronavirus outbreak at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay ‘limited’ to 1 patient, 1 staff member

An outbreak at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay remains in effect with two positive cases of the coronavirus, the hospital announced Tuesday morning. The outbreak was declared on April 17 after two cases were discovered on the continuing care program (CCP1) unit. The hospital says following testing of all patients and staff on the unit and their close contacts, it […]

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Coronavirus: Inpatient outbreak at Peterborough Regional Health Centre declared over

An outbreak of the novel coronavirus at an inpatient unit at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) has been declared over, the hospital announced Wednesday morning. On April 9, the hospital announced that three staff members working in an unidentified inpatient unit had tested positive. It’s believed the initial case was the result of community transmission. All three remain at home […]

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6th death reported at Northwood as Nova Scotia identifies 16 more cases of coronavirus

There has been another death connected to the coronavirus at Halifax’s Northwood Manor, according to the Nova Scotia government. The province announced the sixth death at the facility, the 10th for the province, in a news release Tuesday. “This is a deeply sad day for the family and loved ones of this individual, as well as everyone at Northwood. Nova […]

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2 more residents die from COVID-19 at Kitchener long-term care home

Waterloo Region Public Health says two more residents of a Kitchener long-term care home have died from the novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19. Forest Heights Long-Term Care Home reported 11 deaths as of Monday morning. The death toll at the facility has more than doubled since Friday when Public Health reported five deaths. Two deaths were confirmed at Forest […]

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Countries grapple with how to re-open economies amid COVID-19 pandemic

South Korea‘s parliamentary elections went ahead Wednesday under the supervision of masked poll workers armed with thermometers and sanitizing spray, highlighting that even as the coronavirus pandemic eases, health precautions will still be needed if countries move forward with plans to scale back social distancing guidelines. When and how to reopen battered economies has been a matter of intense debate, […]

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Coroavirus London Health Services Centre COVID-19 field hospital will finished by end of week

The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is getting ahead of the game with the construction of London’s first COVID-19 field hospital. The temporary hospital is a partnership between LHSC, Western Fair District, the City of London, and other community partners. Located in the Agriplex on the Western Fair Ground, the facility will have 144 beds with the option to expand […]

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2 Winnipeg nursing homes report cases of COVID-19, measures taken to protect residents

Two Winnipeg nursing homes are reporting cases of COVID-19. In a statement posted online Friday afternoon, Poseidon Care Centre, a long-term care home in River Heights, said it has implemented “full outbreak protocols” after one of its residents tested positive for the virus The statement says the resident is now in hospital. Poseidon says any other resident who may have […]

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Potential COVID-19 vaccine leads to ‘surge of antibodies’ in mice

Initial tests in mice of a potential COVID-19 vaccine delivered via a fingertip-sized patch have shown it can induce an immune response against the new coronavirus at levels that might prevent infection, U.S. scientists said on Thursday. Researchers around the world are working to develop potential treatments or vaccines against the respiratory disease that has killed nearly 47,000 people and […]

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Public Health reports 10 new coronavirus cases in Guelph, total at 23

There are now at least 23 people in Guelph, Ont., who have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Statistics posted on its website on Wednesday show the number of cases in the Royal City has grown by 10 within 24 hours. Seven cases are being reported in Wellington County and […]

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