‘Disaster’: A timeline of the Extendicare nursing home outbreak that left 39 people dead – CBC

Ombudsman offers detailed look inside Sask.’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak

Aug 12, 2021

Twelve days after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Extendicare’s Parkside nursing home in Regina, one of the first two doctors to step inside the building since the beginning of the pandemic wrote the Saskatchewan Heath Authority about what they had just seen.

“We have a critical situation,” the doctor warned. “Why can’t we stop the spread? Eighty patients is a disaster!”

Things only got worse.

By the end of the outbreak, all but four of the home’s 198 residents contracted COVID-19, along with 132 Parkside workers.

Forty-two of those infected residents died between November 2020 and January 2021 — 39 of COVID-19 and three of other causes.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/extendicare-parkside-nursing-home-regina-covid-19-outbreak-ombudsman-report-timeline-1.6134289

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