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Public Health identifies outbreak at Caressant Care home in Fergus

Eight institutions in WDG Public Health's coverage area currently dealing with outbreaks
Photo: Tube containing a swab sample that has tested positive for COVID-19/Shutterstock

FERGUS – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has issued notice of a COVID-19 outbreak at Caressant Care Long Term Care in Fergus.

The person confirmed to have the virus is a resident at the facility, says Public Health.

The case brings the total number of cumulative lab-confirmed cases in institutional facilities in WDG Public Health's coverage area to 70 as of 3:30 p.m. Monday. That number does not include the six patients and 16 staff at Guelph General who tested positive. That outbreak in the hospital has since been declared over.

- Caressant Care: 1 resident

- Dufferin Oaks: 3 residents/5 staff

- Headwaters Health Care: 2 patients/16 staff

- Homewood Health Centre: 9 residents/3 staff

- Norfolk Manor: 18 residents/2 staff

- Shelburne Residence: 4 residents/2 staff

- St. Joseph's Health Centre: 1 resident/3 staff

- Wellington Terrace: 1 staff 




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