MOUNT FOREST – A staff member at Strathcona Long-Term Care has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Mount Forest facility was included for the first time on a Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) list of institutional outbreaks.
The April 28 update includes 10 COVID-19 outbreaks across the region.
Other Wellington County facilities on the list include long-term care facilities Caressant Care (Fergus) and Royal Terrace (Palmerston), which each have one resident who has tested positive for the virus.
An outbreak is defined by public health as one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 within a long-term care home, retirement home or hospital.
On April 27, public health declared over the outbreak at Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville, which was first declared on March 31 and had affected five patients and 18 staff members at the hospital.
The complete WDGPH list of institutions with outbreaks, as of April 28, is as follows:
- Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne, four residents, six staff members (one death);
- Shelburne Residence, 39 residents, 18 staff (nine deaths);
- Homewood Health Centre, Guelph, 14 patients, six staff (no deaths);
- Norfolk Manor, Guelph, 22 residents, six staff (four deaths);
- St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph, one patient, six staff (one death);
- Stone Lodge Retirement Residence, Guelph, one resident (no deaths);
- Village of Riverside Glen, Guelph, one staff (no deaths);
- Royal Terrace, Palmerston, one resident (no deaths);
- Caressant Care, Fergus, one resident (no deaths); and
- Strathcona, Mount Forest, one staff (no deaths).
As of April 28, there are 270 total COVID-19 cases across the WDGPH region, with 89 resolved cases and 19 deaths.
Broken down geographically the numbers are:
- Wellington County, 44 cases, 17 resolved cases, two deaths;
- Dufferin County, 111 cases, 35 resolved cases, 12 deaths; and
- Guelph, 106 cases, 37 resolved cases, five deaths.