Health authorities in Quebec City say a worker at one of the first long-term care homes in the province to receive COVID-19 vaccines has died after being infected with the novel coronavirus.
A union representing workers at the province’s long-term care homes identified the man as Oscar Anibal Rodriguez, who was in his late 50s.
A spokesman for the local health authority said today the worker had been employed at the CHSLD St-Antoine since mid-June.
He died on Jan. 2 after contracting COVID-19.
The home was among the first in the province to administer COVID-19 vaccines, but the health authority says the deceased worker hadn’t received one.
The CHSLD Saint-Antoine is listed as “critical” by the Quebec government, with 98 infections and 12 deaths as of Jan. 3.