Two Toronto nursing homes are the hardest hit LTC facilities by COVID-19 in Ontario, according to latest report

Two nursing homes in Toronto appear to be among the hardest hit long-term-care facilities by a COVID-19 outbreak, in the latest numbers released by the province Saturday morning.

The 108-bed Fairview Nursing Home, near Dufferin Street and Dundas Street West, reported 42 residents and 12 staff members testing positive, making it Ontario’s largest active outbreak at an LTC home. Less than five deaths have been reported, although it’s not clear why there isn’t a more exact figure.

The 130-bed Vermont Square nursing home on Bathurst Street, north of Bloor Street West, reported an active outbreak with 35 confirmed cases — 25 residents and 10 staff. No deaths have been reported there.

The province has a total of 45 LTC homes with active coronavirus outbreaks, according to its latest data Saturday morning.

An active COVID-19 outbreak indicates that the home has at least one lab confirmed case of COVID-19 (in resident

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Quebec reports 896 new COVID-19 cases as staff member at LTC home tests positive

MONTREAL—A staff member at a private long-term care home in suburban Montreal where dozens of residents died during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has tested positive for the disease, the local health agency said Sunday as Quebec reported its highest single-day total of COVID-19 cases since May.

Hélène Bergeron-Gamache, a spokeswoman for the CIUSSS-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, said the agency was informed Saturday morning that a staff member at Résidence Herron tested positive for COVID-19.

Eleven residents who had been in contact with that person have been tested for COVID-19 and are now self-isolating in their rooms, Bergeron-Gamache said in an email.

Three other staff members who were in contact with the infected person have also been tested and are in self-isolation as they wait for their test results, she said.

Thirty-eight people died at Résidence Herron between March 26 and April 16, according to a Quebec government report released Wednesday.

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