Ontario reports 7,470 COVID-19 cases, outbreaks at 24 hospitals

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Nevertheless, she expects to see more reported deaths as the days go on, even as the number of cases slows down, the number of deaths is expected to increase as the severe outcomes that impact Canada's vulnerable age group continue to unfold.

Last week the federal government released its projected trajectory for the outbreak.

Thirty-four per cent of cases - 198 people - are now considered resolved. If rule-breakers are caught by Quebec provincial police, they will have their identities recorded and must self-isolate for 14 days.

Five of the deaths have been definitively linked to COVID-19.

Dr Tam said all jurisdictions are trying to deal with outbreaks in both private and public seniors' facilities.

In a tweet Monday morning, Dalton said the average life expectancy in care homes is two years and 65 per cent usually die in the first year after moving in. In fact, every long-term care facility requested PPE, we acted immediately and most supplies were delivered within 24 hours. "That's really across the board". Twenty-nine people have recovered, according to the EOHU website.

More than 430 nursing home staff members have been infected with COVID-19, accounting for nearly half the 954 health care workers who have contracted the new coronavirus thus far.

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It will look into whether the home in Holyoke, about 93 miles (150km) from Boston, violated the rights of residents "by failing to provide them adequate medical care generally, and during, the coronavirus pandemic".

The facility made global headlines over Easter weekend after the province confirmed that staff "abandoned" its 150 residents and provincial health care workers found some seniors requiring immediate assistance, with others unfed and lying in soiled beds or diapers.

The non-mandatory guidelines include suggestions that the homes limit visitors, screen workers at the beginning of each shift and screen residents daily.

Some provinces, including Ontario, have already instituted similar measures.

"It's very, very hard for families right now".

"All the provinces and territories are trying to do the best they can to strengthen the response in that area", said Theresa Tam, the country's chief public health officer.

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