24th resident at Hagersville, Ont., care centre dies from COVID-19

Anson Place Care Centre in Hagersville, Ont., has reported its 24th death related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“I am sad to report that a resident at Anson Place Care Centre passed away (Saturday) from COVID-19 related complications,” said Lisa Roth, executive director at Anson Place. “The family has been personally informed, and we extend our deepest condolences to the family.”

The first three deaths at Anson Place were reported by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) on April 1 after it was revealed a number of individuals had the virus.

“This is an especially difficult time for our families and for our staff who continue to prioritize the health and safety of our residents,” added Roth.

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The HNHU says all residents at Anson Place care centre remain still in self-isolation and staff are wearing full personal protective equipment to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Family and friends of the residents are not permitted to visit the facilities.

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