Families plead for help as coronavirus outbreaks worsen at Toronto long-term care homes

Ontario to open emergency facility for residents in need of temporary relocation

Family members of residents in Toronto’s long-term care homes are pleading for more government support as deadly outbreaks continue to surge amid the second wave of COVID-19.

There are active outbreaks in 162 LTC homes according to the province’s latest count, which represents just over a quarter of all facilities in Ontario.

Active cases have now reached 1,075 among residents and 967 among LTC staff.

Those figures have been on a steep and steady climb since late August, when there was briefly only a single LTC resident in all of Ontario with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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