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West End Villa reports five COVID-19-related deaths

The long-term care home has been the Ottawa institution hardest hit by the virus over the last month.
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Ottawa's West End Villa long-term care home is reporting that five of its residents have died due to complications related to COVID-19.

As of Monday, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) had reported 28 resident cases, five staff cases and one resident death due to COVID-19 at the facility since August 30.

"We have been in contact with the families of these residents and offer them our condolences in this difficult time," says Kelly Keller, Administrator, Extendicare West End Villa. "All families with loved ones at Extendicare West End Villa have also been informed."

She explains that the home has conducted a second round of COVID-19 surveillance testing "to help ensure our cohorting efforts are as effective as possible, and we expect to receive the results of those tests over the coming days."

Of the 18 institutional outbreaks reported by OPH on Monday, only Laurier Manor had more than 10 cases of COVID-19 -- many are dealing with just one or two.




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