Public health officials say six COVID-19 patients at a long-term care home in Oshawa have died.
Glendene Collins of the Durham Region Health Department says 21 others at Hillsdale Terraces Long-Term Care home are confirmed to have the novel coronavirus.
Durham Region has seen 15 deaths in COVID-19 patients thus far, and seven have been in long-term care facilities.
Numerous long-term care facilities have become hot spots for the virus, most notably Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont.
As many as 23 residents of the 65-bed facility have died of COVID-19.
At least 24 staff members at the facility have also tested positive for COVID-19.
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