COVID-19 outbreak at south Regina long-term care home getting worse

Despite efforts to contain a COVID-19 outbreak at the Parkside Extendicare long-term care home, the virus continues to be problematic.

On Tuesday, Parkside Extendicare said that 50 residents of the home had tested positive with four in hospital.  The number of people with COVID-19 has now grown to 90 with over 30 staff also being infected with three people needing hospitalization. It is believed all three are residents of the home and not workers.  In a statement from Extendicare, they say three people have died from this outbreak and that they have been in touch with families.

The outbreak has resulted in 25 residents who have tested negative being moved to Pioneer Village with that transfer beginning on Saturday.

The release from Extendicare adds this transition will result in better protection for all residents at Extendicare Parkside and enable staff to provide an increased level of more targeted care to all residents remaining in the home. We have also enhanced the capability of the medical team serving on-site to provide additional support to our residents.

Residents undergoing transfer are confirmed negative. The determination of transfer safety for each resident is based on the advice of the SHA to ensure the move does not negatively impact a resident’s health condition.

This is the largest outbreak at a seniors home in Saskatchewan.



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