Country Haven: 19th victim passes, signs of recovery

ALMONTE – A 19th Country Haven resident has succumbed to COVID-19, but other residents are starting to recover from the pandemic that has ravaged the long-term care facility.

Adminstrator Carolyn Della Foresta says two more residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 bring the total cases to 51 in a home that had 82 residents at the beginning of the outbreak.

But there is some good news.

“A number of residents who initially tested positive are showing signs of recovery and improvement,” Della Foresta released in a statement on Saturday (April 18). “Public Health will be coming to the home in the next few days to retest residents who are doing well and we hope that this retesting will provide clearance of COVID-19.”