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Third death reported in Lancelot outbreak

A third death associated with the outbreak at Skyline – Lancelot Apartments has been recorded.

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit reported the death Monday evening.

The health Unit says the individual tested positive for COVID-19 with a preliminary positive result for a COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC).

“It is upsetting that we have had a third death associated with the COVID-19 Community Outbreak at the Skyline – Lancelot Apartments. I am thinking of the individual’s family and friends,” says Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health. “The loss of a loved one is never easy, and in these circumstances, it is devastating. Although we are seeing a decrease in the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 related to this outbreak, it does not mean it is over. By working together we can help prevent further spread and save a life.”

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The Health Unit says tomorrow’s 3 p.m. update will reflect the additional death associated with COVID-19.

As of March 1, 2021, 15 of the 42 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed to have the variant originating from South Africa (1.351)

The Health Unit says these variants are known to spread more easily than the original coronavirus, and the best way for individuals to protect themselves against all strains of COVID-19 is “to continue taking all COVID-19 precautions seriously and to continue with these measures”.

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