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Third resident at Hamilton nursing home dies from COVID-19, 7 residents from Cardinal Retirement hospitalized

A third resident at Heritage Green nursing home has died from COVID-19, while seven residents at Cardinal Retirement Residence have been hospitalized.
A third resident at Heritage Green nursing home has died from COVID-19, while seven residents at Cardinal Retirement Residence have been hospitalized. Ken Mann / Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML

A third resident at Heritage Green nursing home in Stoney Creek has died from COVID-19, also marking Hamilton’s third death from the virus.

A spokesperson for the City of Hamilton confirmed to Global News that a 100-year-old woman who lived at Heritage Green died on Friday. She was not hospitalized.

Two other female residents at the Stoney Creek nursing home have died and an outbreak was declared at the facility last month.

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Hamilton public health said 17 residents and 10 staff from Heritage Green are being tested for COVID-19. So far, 10 residents have tested positive.

An outbreak has also been declared at Cardinal Retirement Residence on Herkimer Street, where three people have tested positive for the virus.

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On Saturday afternoon, the city said seven residents are being transferred by ambulance from Cardinal Retirement to hospitals due to “related staffing issues and PPE supply”.

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Meanwhile, the city declared an outbreak at Wentworth Lodge on South Street West in Dundas after confirming a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at the long-term care home.

The result was confirmed on Saturday and the home is working with public health to investigate any residents and staff who may have come in contact with the worker.

As of Saturday, there are 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton.

Fifty-eight of Hamilton’s cases have been resolved.