Coronavirus: Canadian military arrives at 5 Ontario long-term care homes struggling with COVID-19

Global News

Date Published: April 24, 2020

Source: Global News

On Friday, the Canadian military was deployed to assist in five long-term care homes that have been struggling with COVID-19 outbreaks. Military aid was requested by the Ontario government to meet the operational needs of these long-term care homes. Long-term care homes have been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. There have been 131 outbreaks with 2,287 confirmed cases among long-term care residents and 1,089 cases among staff members. The government continues to monitor the situation in other care homes and may request military assistance in other locations, as well.

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