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A closer look at COVID-19 outbreaks in seniors' facilities in London

Unlike other health units in Ontario, Middlesex London's health authority does not tell the public which homes the deceased or the sick were living in. It also does not tell the public how many staff in each home have the virus. Here is what we know to-date about specific cases inside local homes. 

This is the most accurate data of how many seniors are sick or have died in each care home

Messages thanking healthcare workers decorate Henley Place, a long-term care home in London, Ont. currently battling a COVID-19 outbreak. (Colin Butler/CBC)

A new COVID-19 case is reported almost daily inside a seniors' facility in the London region. But which ones have been the hardest hit?  

Twenty-three families have lost loved ones since the pandemic began. By Friday, 136 positive cases had been reported at multiple retirement or long term care homes.

Unlike other health units in Ontario, the Middlesex London Health Unit will not tell the public which homes the deceased or the sick were living in. It will not tell the public how many staff in each home have the virus. It does provide a general list of facilities where an outbreak has occurred. 

CBC London contacted every home in London-Middlesex to better establish a picture of COVID-19 outbreaks in the community. This is what we learned to-date about specific cases and deaths, including staff infections inside local seniors' facilities. 

Henley Place 

An outbreak of COVID-19 was first declared at Henley Place on March 28, 2020. It was the first home in London to see cases. (Colin Butler/CBC)

Kensington Village

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An outbreak of COVID-19 was declared at Kensington Village on April 3, 2020. (Google Maps)

Earl's Court Village

An outbreak was declared at Earl's Court Village on April 4, 2020. (Earl's Court Village)

Meadow Park

An outbreak was declared at Meadow Park Nursing Home on April 04, 2020. (Meadow Park)

Grand Wood Park

Grand Wood Park Retirement Living first declared an outbreak on March 31, 2020. (Chris dela Torre/ CBC News)

Horizon Place

An outbreak was declared at Horizon Place Retirement Residence on April 15, 2020. (Horizon Place Retirement Residence)

Elmwood Place

Elmwood Place is among a number of long-term care homes in London, Ont. to declare a COVID-19 outbreak. (Colin Butler/CBC)

peopleCare Oakcrossing 

An outbreak was declared at peopleCare Oakcrossing on May 3, 2020. (Peoplecare Oakcrossing)

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