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Headwaters Health Care Centre reporting two deaths amid outbreak

December 22, 2020   ·   0 Comments


Headwaters Health Care Centre has reported the death of two patients who tested positive for COVID-19, as the local hospital continues to face an outbreak of the virus. 

Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville announced through a press release last Friday, December 18, that three patients in the medical in-patient unit (F-wing) of the hospital had tested positive for COVID-19. Two patients, one with hospital acquired COVID-19, and another with community acquired have also died. 

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) reported two deaths related to COVID-19 in Dufferin County last week. WDGPH communications specialist Danny Williamson said that the individuals were a 56-year-old man and a 90-year-old man. 

Kim Delahunt, President and CEO, at Headwaters Health Care Centre confirmed that the two deaths reported by Public Health were the same as those reported by the local hospital. 

Four staff members in the F-wing have tested positive for hospital acquired COVID-19, and are at the time of print are self-isolating, as well as three other staff members. The hospital said five F-wing staff members are self-monitoring at work. 



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