45 residents, 9 staff test positive in COVID-19 outbreak at Extendicare St. Paul, Alta. – CBC

Almost 60% of residents test positive at continuing care facility

Sep 01, 2022

A COVID-19 outbreak has been spreading quickly at a continuing care facility in east-central Alberta.

Out of the 76 residents at Extendicare St. Paul, 45 have tested positive for COVID-19 and all are considered active. Nine staff members have also tested positive, including seven active cases.

One of the residents who just tested positive in the outbreak that began about a week ago is 103-year-old Germaine Champagne.

“My mother had to stay in a room for a few days with someone who had COVID because there isn’t enough room at this home to isolate people individually,” Champagne’s daughter, Marie Sharpe said at an NDP news conference held Thursday afternoon.

“Losing so many staff in a small building means a lot less help for people who live there. My mother has only been able to have one bath a week.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/45-residents-9-staff-test-positive-in-covid-19-outbreak-at-extendicare-st-paul-alta-1.6570427

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