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Simcoe Manor COVID-19 outbreak worsens with 3 total resident deaths reported

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The COVID-19 outbreak at Simcoe Manor long-term care home in Beeton, Ont., has worsened as the facility is now reporting a total three deaths among its residents.

Previously, two residents were reported to have died at the facility, although one wasn’t confirmed to have COVID-19. That resident’s test result has since come back, showing they tested positive for the virus.

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As of Tuesday, Simcoe Manor has 31 positive coronavirus cases — 24 among residents and seven among staff. Of the 24 positive test results among residents, 17 cases are asymptomatic.

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“Staff continue to monitor these residents closely,” Simcoe County officials say. “All staff were tested on October 5 and we continue to monitor for these results.”

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The outbreak is affecting four units at Simcoe Manor.

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