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New COVID-19 case reported at Georgian Manor

Penetanguishene home has been declared in outbreak by the health unit since Dec. 27
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A new resident COVID-19 case is being reported today at Georgian Manor.

On Jan. 11, the County of Simcoe, who operates the Penetanguishene long-term care home, was notified by the health unit that a resident living in the Willow unit tested positive as part of resident testing conducted on Jan. 7. Since an outbreak was declared at the home on Dec. 27, there have been three resident cases and three staff cases reported.

According to Simcoe County officials, the resident had previously tested negative as recently as Jan. 4 and is asymptomatic at this time.

As a precaution, the home continues to observe droplet contact protocols on the two units with positive cases: Willow and White Pine.

The entire facility remains in outbreak status, following additional cleaning and personal protective equipment precautions.

The new case leaves Georgian Manor with three active cases: one resident and two staff. Two residents and one staff member have recovered.