2nd resident dies amid COVID-19 outbreak at Burlington's Tansley Woods LTC home
LTC operator says staff with two vaccine doses jumped from 52% to nearly 73% in three days
A second resident has died at The Village of Tansley Woods long-term care home in Burlington.
Kristian Partington, a spokesperson for Tansley Woods, said in an email the community is saddened by the death "and our hearts and thoughts are with the friends and family grieving the loss of their loved one." She also extended condolences and support to staff.
She said the home couldn't release details about the victim because of privacy laws.
Halton Region Public Health data also confirmed the new death in addition to reporting 18 resident cases, two staff cases and three non-Halton cases.
Meanwhile, a July 9 update from Schlegel Villages, which operates The Village of Tansley Woods on Upper Middle Road, states there are 19 total cases with 15 residents and four staff.
Public health declared the site an outbreak on June 28.
When the first resident died roughly a week ago, the long-term care home had just 52 per cent of fully vaccinated staff.
Long-term care workers have been eligible for vaccines since the early days of the rollout.
Partington said there was an increase in vaccination rates after a vaccine clinic on Wednesday.
"Ninety-one per cent of staff have received their first dose so far and, after our vaccination clinic on July 7, the number of staff who have a second dose has increased to 77 per cent," she said.
"Currently, 97 per cent of residents have their first dose and 89 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated."
The most recent update from the home also said its staff are not the sole risk of transmission.
Partington said the home is doing "everything we can to support team members in getting their vaccinations, including offering paid time off to get vaccinated, arranging transportation to and from vaccine clinics, and conducting education."
67 active cases in Halton
The long-term care home outbreak is the only active outbreak in the Halton region.
The region is reporting eight new cases on Sunday for a total of 18,057 since the pandemic started.
There are 67 active cases, 17,758 resolved cases and 232 deaths. Burlington accounted for one new case and 19 active cases.
Halton has administered 646,079 vaccine doses.
1 new outbreak in Hamilton
Hamilton Public Health Services is reporting an outbreak at Duarte's Supermarket on 417 Barton St. E., in Lansdale.
Public health is reporting three staff cases and declared the outbreak on Saturday.
The other two active outbreaks are at the St. Joseph's Villa Hair Salon with four staff cases and Kirin Air Systems with two staff cases.
The city reported nine new cases on Sunday and 93 active cases. The weekly average is 12 cases per day.
There have been 400 deaths and 21,391 cases. Of the total cases, 95.5 per cent were resolved.
Public health says 73.7 per cent of people aged 12 and up have received one vaccine dose and 46.9 per cent have two.
There have been a total of 617,164 doses.
Low vaccination rates in city's east end
The city's east end postal codes have the lowest vaccination rates according to public health. They mapped out the data from the ICES COVID-19 Dashboard. The most recent data update from the dashboard is from June 27 to July 3.
The local postal codes with the lowest vaccination rates include:
- L8L with 53 per cent of residents receiving one dose and 16.5 per cent receiving both shots.
- L8H with 55.2 per cent of residents receiving one dose and 16.4 per cent receiving both shots.
- L8H with 55.2 per cent of residents receiving one dose and 20.9 per cent receiving both shots.
- L8R with 59.3 per cent of residents receiving one dose and 19.7 per cent receiving both shots.
The city's best vaccination rates are in the L9H area with 74.2 per cent of residents receiving one dose and 38.7 per cent fully vaccinated.
CBC News has reached out to the city about why the highest number of two-dose neighbourhoods in its COVID-19 map is lower than the 46.9 per cent figure it provides for the number of residents who are fully vaccinated.
The county of Brant had seven active cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to local public health data.
The public health unit stopped updating data on the weekends. There was one person with the virus in hospital.
There were no active outbreaks in the area.
Seventy-two per cent of locals 18 and older have received one dose of vaccine while 40 per cent are fully vaccinated.
There have been 3,409 confirmed cases and 20 deaths since the pandemic began.
Haldimand and Norfolk
Haldimand and Norfolk counties reported 11 active cases and no outbreaks.
There have been 2,716 cases since the pandemic started and 47 deaths connected to COVID-19.
The counties say 73.5 per cent of adults have received at least one dose of vaccine.
Niagara is reporting seven new cases and 87 active cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.
The region has seen 16,276 cases and 415 deaths.
There is one active outbreak in the area.
Roughly 67.2 per cent of residents have received their first vaccine shot.
Six Nations of the Grand River is reporting no active COVID-19 cases, but nine people are in self-isolation as of July 6.
There have been 527 cases and 11 deaths in the territory.
Some 38 per cent of the population has received a first dose and 33 per cent are fully vaccinated.
With files from Saira Peesker