The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) announced the two deaths on Saturday afternoon. The news brought the toll from the outbreak at the long-term care facility to three, after the death of a resident last weekend. The number of deaths across the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) region stood at 16.
“The UCPR extends its sincere sympathies to the families of the residents,” a spokesperson said in the statement announcing the fatalities. As of Friday afternoon, 78 cases of COVID-19 were active at the Prescott and Russell Residence, including 46 residents and 32 employees.
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