Hamilton Public Health is reporting 66 new COVID cases and three deaths—one of them at the Meadows Long Term Care Home. There were new outbreaks at the St Josephs Charlton Campus involving one patient and two staff, at Active Green and Ross where two staff tested positive, The Downton Hamilton YMCA involving one guest, and at The Carlisle Residence with one staff testing positive.
Grace Villa outbreak declared over
There was good news on the outbreak front. Hamilton Public Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Grace Villa Long-Term Care home. In doing so, Public Health has removed its section 29 order for Grace Villa. The Ministry of Long-Term Care’s voluntary management agreement remains in place as per its original terms.
In a joint statement Mary Raithby, CEO of APANS Health Services and Sharon Pierson, EVP and COO at Hamilton Health Sciences, said, “ We’re pleased to note that Hamilton Public Health has declared the outbreak at Grace Villa over. We know that this has been an incredibly challenging time for residents, families and our staff. Our deepest sympathies remain with those who have experienced the devastating loss of loved ones during this time. We recognize that this loss is felt most dearly by our residents’ families, but also acknowledge the impact on those who live and work at Grace Villa. We are grateful for our staff and physicians who have demonstrated exemplary professionalism and resilience throughout this period. We are also thankful for our partners at Hamilton Health Sciences, Public Health, staffing agencies and the Ministry for their support and tireless efforts at the home.
Halton Public Health reported 54 new cases, down 21 from the previous day. There were no new deaths reported. 20 of the new cases were in Milton, 15 each in Oakville and Burlington and four from Halton Hills.
Ontario is reporting 2,655 cases of COVID19 and 89 deaths. Over 54,300 tests were completed. Again this month the number of recovered cases exceeded new cases—this time by more than 1000. Locally, there are 925 new cases in Toronto, 473 in Peel, 226 in York Region, 179 in Windsor-Essex County and 129 in Niagara. As of 8:00 p.m. yesterday, 237,918 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.