Six residents with COVID-19 have now died at long term care home in Markham
Markhaven Home for Seniors is shown in an undated Google Streetview image.
Chris Fox, CP24.com
Published Monday, April 6, 2020 5:38AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, April 6, 2020 7:29AM EDT
Another death has been reported at a Markham long term care home that is dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19.
Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti confirmed the death at Markhaven Home for Seniors in a post on Twitter on Sunday, noting that the individual was an 85-year-old woman.
It is the sixth death at the Markhaven Home for Seniors involving an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 so far and the 16th death in York Region.
“Our community is coping with another sad loss,” Scarpitti wrote. “Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of an 85-year-old woman who passed away recently.”
The Markhaven Home for Seniors has been dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19 that dates back to at least March 21 and several staff members have tested positive for the virus so far.
It is one of 44 long term care homes in the province believed to have an outbreak of the respiratory illness, according to data provided by the province.
So far, 23 people have died at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, eight have died at Seven Oaks Long Term Care Home in Scarborough and another four have died at the St. Clair O'Connor Community long-term care home in East York.
Our community is coping with another sad loss. Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of an 85 year old woman who passed away recently. She was a resident of Markhaven Home for Seniors. This marks the 16th #COVID19 related death in York Region, the 6th death at the home.— Mayor Frank Scarpitti (@frankscarpitti) April 5, 2020