Active cases at Prescott and Russell Residence drops to 29; outbreak infected 61; one death recorded

HAWKESBURY — The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) says that 16 residents and 13 employees — 29 individuals in total — continue to recover from COVID-19 at the nursing home operated by the municipality. That’s out of 61 people who have so far tested positive for the virus since the start of outbreak at the Hawkesbury location.

The total number of positive tests had stood at 48 earlier this week but the UCPR yesterday updated the figure to 61, following a second round of testing. However, the current number of active cases is down from the 33 seen at mid-week.

Thirty-two cases are now counted as resolved — representing 22 residents and 10 employees who have come through the requisite 10-day isolation period.

One resident of the home has died of the illness.

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