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Edmonton’s Good Samaritan Southgate reports new death from COVID-19, over 2 weeks since last fatality

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(Sept. 4) A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Good Samaritan Society claiming the organization was negligent in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent outbreak in one of its long-term care homes in Edmonton. Julia Wong reports.

Thirty-two residents have died from COVID-19 at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre in Edmonton after an additional death was reported over the weekend.

The last time a death was reported in relation to the outbreak was on Aug. 23.

At this point, 40 per cent of residents who contracted the virus have died.  A total of 184 residents live at the care centre, with the latest numbers showing that there have been a total of 79 positive cases in residents identified.

Read more: Good Samaritan Southgate now Alberta’s deadliest long-term care outbreak

Currently, there are seven active cases of COVID-19 in residents, and two active cases in employees.

There have been 40 recoveries in residents and 31 employees have recovered.

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As of Monday, Alberta Health has not yet declared the outbreak at Good Samaritan Southgate over.

Read more: Class-action lawsuit filed against Good Samaritan Society over handling of COVID-19 outbreak

On Friday, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Good Samaritan Society claiming that the organization was negligent in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent outbreak in one of its long-term care homes in Edmonton.

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The lawsuit, which covers residents who contracted the virus and survived, as well as families whose loved ones died after testing positive for COVID-19, is seeking $20 million in damages.