Canadian military to provide support for nursing homes


In fact, the province reported there were 63 deaths of residents in long-term care homes yesterday, which is higher than the total deaths reported for the province for yesterday.

It is estimated that almost 2 percent of Quebec's healthcare workers, or as many as 4,000, have tested positive for COVID-19. "So, we'll eventually have kids return to school and it's better to go gradually than to send them all at the same time".

The number of COVID-19 cases across Renfrew County and District remains at 14 including six resolved and one death with a total of 129 test results still pending. Ford said in a fight like this, nothing is left off the table.

There are now around 38,413 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada and 1,834 deaths. As of Thursday there were 132 outbreaks at Ontario long-term care homes, with 2,189 cases among residents and 1,058 cases among staff.

Contract dates can vary - but for many, the Forces say they began on April 5 and may continue into August.

Ford previously opened the door to systemic changes in Ontario's long-term care system once a review is conducted into how the system handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"I will say in the case of our own long-term care residences, of which we have ten, we have redeployed public health professionals, nurses and other. city staff to help the hard-pressed [long-term] staff to make sure that the residents are looked".

The emergency orders include the closure of non-essential businesses, prohibiting gatherings of more than five people, the closure of all public recreational amenities, continued use of off-peak electricity pricing, workers limited to working in a single long-term care facility, and work deployment measures for municipalities.

Canada's Ontario and Quebec provinces on Wednesday asked for the military to help overwhelmed staff at elderly care homes hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The government had been criticized for short duration of that order when it was issued last week.

The provincewide data is taken from a different system than the ministry figures, and the two are often out of sync. A previous version had an incorrect number of new deaths in long-term care homes in Ontario.