Long-term care home in Brampton declares COVID-19 outbreak

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A COVID-19 outbreak has recently been declared at a long-term care home in Brampton.

According to Peel Public Health, as of August 14, Extendicare Brampton has had an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

On April 8, Extendicare Brampton declared another outbreak, which resulted in 14 resident cases, 3 resident deaths and 6 staff cases which were all resolved.

The outbreak at the facility, which contains 150 beds, ended on May 17.

According to Ontario health protocols, an outbreak indicates that a facility has at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 among residents or staff. 

Extendicare Brampton is currently taking the necessary precautions following the declaration of the outbreak.

An epidemiologic update released by Peel Public Health on August 14 reported that there have been 54 COVID-19 institutional outbreaks across the Region of Peel amid the pandemic.

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