Twenty-seventh death reported at Bobcaygeon nursing home amid COVID-19 outbreak

Over two dozen staff tested positive

Another person has died at a Bobcaygeon nursing home experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.

Officials at the Pinecrest Nursing home confirmed a resident had passed away overnight, bringing the number of COVID-19 related deaths at the long-term care facility to 27.

“Unfortunately, the severity of COVID-19 has presented unique challenges for our staff and our facility,” said Mary Carr, the facility’s Administrator, via email Tuesday afternoon, “At the beginning of this outbreak, we followed existing outbreak management plans, including the isolation of symptomatic residents. However, due to the size of our home and limited front-line capacity, we have been faced with unprecedented circumstances,”

According to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, over two dozen staff have tested positive for the disease.