Lakeview Manor employee tests postive for COVID-19

An employee at Lakeview Manor in Beaverton has tested positive for COVID-19.

While few details have been released, an update from Durham Region notes that residents are also being tested for the virus.

“Currently, all COVID-19 test results for residents of Lakeview Manor are negative,” it reads.

In a social media post, Brock Township Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden noted that the employee was already in self-isolation.

“This individual has not been at Lakeview Manor,” she wrote.

There was an outbreak at the facility last week unrelated to COVID-19.

According to the Durham Region Health Department, the symptoms were caused by human metapneumovirus – a common, seasonal virus that can cause upper respiratory infections.

All long-term care homes run by the Region have been closed to non-essential visitors since March 14.

“We know that this is an uncertain and challenging time. Please be assured that the Region of Durham remains vigilant in its efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to care for your loved ones,” the update reads.

“We are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of those within our homes and the community at large.”

Eight residents of Hillside Terraces in Oshawa have died following a COVID-19 outbreak at that facility. Nine members of staff have tested positive, as well as 32 residents.

“There are currently no confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at Hillsdale Estates or Fairview Lodge long-term care homes,” the update reads.

“The health and safety of our residents – and the team members who care for them – remains our highest priority. We continue to monitor the situation closely. Please see below for measures we are taking to help prevent outbreak in our homes.”

We’ve reached out to Durham Region for more information. Check back for an update to the story.