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LTCH in Ontario, Covid-19 outbreaks more than doubled

TORONTO – Covid-19 outbreaks more than doubled in Ontario’s long-term care homes (LTCH) in the first week of July, according to Public Health Ontario. In the latest weekly report, 42 new outbreaks were recorded in the sector during the week from 3 July to 9 July. This is a 110% increase over the 20 new outbreaks reported the previous week. According to ministerial data, there are 757 active cases among residents and 383 among LTCH personnel.  (more…)