Coronavirus: ‘Majority’ of residents at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon test negative

Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., has now gone three weeks without a new coronavirus case or death, the administrator reported Friday.

In her update, she said she was once again “pleased” to report there have been no changes at the 65-bed long-term care facility that has been battling a deadly coronavirus outbreak declared on March 20. The outbreak has claimed the lives of 28 residents and the spouse of a resident, who all died of COVID-19 complications.

The last death was reported on April 9.

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“Our residents continue to do well,” said Carr.

Carr said she wants to thank the community again for their “unwavering support” during this time. The Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund has raised more than $110,000 to provide immediate support to Bobcaygeon and area patients, families and health-care workers and financial assistance including food supplies, transportation, technology, and mental wellness counselling.

“The kindness that has been shown to our staff and residents has contributed in a very real way to our ability to get through this together,” said Carr.

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