“In Plantagenet, Pinecrest was resolved yesterday (Sunday),” said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, chief medical health officer for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), during his Monday (June 1) teleconference with regional media.
Pinecrest was the first long-term care facility in the EOHU area to suffer an outbreak of the disease starting in mid-April. The number of confirmed cases during the height of the outbreak was 30 residents and seven staff members.
The nursing home is also the sole source of deaths in the EOHU region due to complications from COVID-19. Of the 30 residents infected with the disease, 11 have died.
Declaring the outbreak resolved now means that there are no new cases of infections confirmed and that all of the nursing home staff members and the 19 surviving residents who were infected have recovered and no longer show any symptoms.
During the outbreak, doctors and nurses from Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) were stationed at the nursing to assist staff with caring for all of the residents. Dr. Roumeliotis confirmed that HGH will continue to assist at Pinecrest for the duration until the situation is back to normal at the nursing home.