Ten dead at Almonte’s Country Haven due to COVID-19

Special to WC Online

ALMONTE – Ten people are confirmed dead at the Country Haven long-term care home due to a COVID-19 outbreak starting late March.

Two passed earlier in the week, but yesterday (April 9) saw eight more succumb to the deadly disease.

With 10 confirmed deaths, it is the largest deadly outbreak in the Ottawa region. There had only been two confirmed deaths related to COVID-19 at the home reported earlier this week.

Families with loved ones inside the home have been notified of the revised total.

 “Since Sunday, March 29, 10 Residents have passed away, eight of those from COVID-19 related complications,” Country Haven staff released in a statement. “We have proudly served this community for 39 years and each death leaves a lasting mark on our Residents and our care team.”

Sources confirm all 10 had tested positive for COVID-19; however, two of the residents had pre-existing conditions that may have also contributed to their passing.

There are also 20 current residents of the home that have tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are 82 residents living at the home, with 30 cases of COVID-19 in total since the outbreak was first declared in late March.

An unspecified number of staff members at the home have also tested positive; the home’s management is not releasing that number.


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