A second resident has died of causes related to COVID-19 amid an outbreak of the virus at Miramichi Lodge, according to the County of Renfrew, which operates the home.
The county sent condolences to the resident’s family and to residents and staff at the 166-bed home and said “it is continuing to make decisions in the best interest of residents and staff to ensure their health and safety is first and foremost.”
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Three other residents were in the Pembroke long-term care facility’s COVID-19 care unit, according to an update Monday. Two residents have remained asymptomatic during the isolation period after testing positive in ongoing surveillance testing. The third is now asymptomatic and had previously tested negative but recently tested positive.
Residents of the lodge’s Home Area 2B were recently cleared to come out of isolation by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit. Those in Home Area 3A remain in isolation pending further testing.
One staff member tested positive in ongoing testing and is isolating at home. No close contacts were identified through contact tracing.
Miramichi Lodge residents got their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Feb. 8 and a second March 8 with only one resident unable to be vaccinated.
Of staff, 82 per cent have been vaccinated with more scheduled to get their shot and 98 per cent of essential caregivers have been vaccinated.
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