Resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility tests positive for coronavirus

A resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a memo circulated Monday evening, medical director Dr. Jocelyn Charles notified families of residents at the facility that a resident had tested positive and is currently in self-isolation.

Sunnybrook did not indicate the age or gender of the resident.

“This resident has been isolated in their room since the onset of symptoms, and is currently doing well,” Charles wrote in the memo. “We are taking every precaution including additional screening and cleaning measures to preserve the health and well-being of all other residents and staff.”

Only loved ones of patients who are critically ill or at imminent risk of dying are allowed to enter the facility as Sunnybrook restricted its visitor policy in line with provincial guidelines for long term care homes.

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Jacob Lorinc
Jacob Lorinc is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @jacoblorinc

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