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Scarborough nursing home reports 74th death from COVID-19

Another COVID-19-related death has been reported at the Tendercare Living Centre in Scarborough, bringing the number of the nursing home’s residents who have died during the pandemic to 74.

The latest death occurred on Tuesday, North York General Hospital spokesperson Andrea Piunno confirmed Wednesday night.

North York General Hospital has been assisting the nursing home with outbreak management.

In a written statement, Piunno said no new COVID-19 cases have been reported among residents at the facility since Jan. 4.

News of the latest death at Tendercare came on the same day that Ontario’s COVID-19 death toll among residents of long-term-care homes passed 3,000 people.

The 34 new deaths reported by the province Wednesday pushed the total to 3,029 since the pandemic began.

Almost 40 per cent of the 626 long-term-care homes in the province have reported active outbreaks.

As part of Ontario’s vaccination rollout, residents and staff at Tendercare started receiving their shots last weekend.

The provincial goal is the vaccinate all residents, staff and essential caregivers in nursing homes provincewide by Feb. 15, and by Jan. 21 for the hardest-hit areas of Toronto, Peel Region, York Region and Windsor-Essex.

With files from Zena Salem

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