Coronavirus: Ontario takes over management of long-term care home in Vaughan

TORONTO – Ontario is taking over management of another long-term care home because it has struggled to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.

The province has appointed a hospital to manage Woodbridge Vista Care Community in Vaughan, Ont.

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William Osler Health System in Brampton will serve as the interim manager of the long-term care home.

Ministry data shows that 17 residents at the home have died of the virus.

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Sixty-five residents and 20 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Ontario is reporting 356 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 45 more deaths.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario extends mandate of Incident Management System long-term care table

That brings the total number of cases in the province to 29,403, including 2,357 deaths and 23,208 cases that have been resolved.

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