Resident dies amid COVID-19 outbreak at long term care home in Burlington

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Published July 7, 2021 at 2:32 pm

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A resident at a long term care home in Burlington has died amid a COVID-19 outbreak that was recently declared at the facility.

Halton Region Public Health officially declared an outbreak at the Village of Tansley Woods long term care home on June 28, 2021, and has since reported one death.

According to regional data, there are a total of 20 cases of COVID-19 at the facility.

In a statement to inhalton.com on July 6, Halton Region Public Health confirmed that they were aware of the COVID-19 cases among staff and residents.

“Management of the outbreak is ongoing, including ensuring all infection prevention and control measures are in place and Public Health continues to monitor the situation,” Halton Region Public Health said in the statement.

“With the high proportion of fully vaccinated residents in our LTC homes, we are seeing very mild symptoms in most residents who get COVID-19, and far less severe disease and hospitalization than with the outbreaks experienced in the first two waves of the pandemic.”

The facility declared its first COVID-19 outbreak back in October 2020.

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