Nepean LTC home cleared of COVID-19

NEPEAN – Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has cleared another facility of COVID-19.

OPH says the city-owned Peter D. Clark long-term care home is finally clear of COVID-19, as it reports eight new cases elsewhere in the city.

Since April 28, there have been 24 resident cases and 21 staff cases of the virus at Peter D. Clark, with eight resident deaths due to COVID-19. According to OPH. The outbreak officially ended there on Saturday, July 4.

There is just one institution listed as experiencing a current outbreak in Ottawa at the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. It was cleared of an outbreak in late May but staff discovered another infection within the facility on June 3. Its first outbreak saw a total of 53 cases among residents and staff and 11 resident deaths, while the second and ongoing outbreak has seen 11 total cases with one resident death.

Overall, the city is up to 2,118 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of today (July 7) since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 1,801 (85 per cent) have been resolved.

OPH says there are 54 active cases of the virus in the community.

There has not been a death related to COVID-19 reported in Ottawa since June 25.