Ontario Says Omicron Wave in Long-Term Care Homes Has Been Blunted by Vaccines


Ontario long-term care homes where the majority of residents have 3 or 4 COVID-19 vaccine doses, have been spared mass deaths during the Omicron wave despite infection levels similar to those seen in early 2020, according to new figures from the province. New data shows 6,572 residents caught the virus between Dec. 15, 2021 and Jan. 29, 2022 (more than the 6,001 confirmed during the first wave) but only 251 COVID-19-related deaths were reported, compared with the 1,940 deaths of the first wave.

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Laura Woodman
February 24, 2022

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