COVID-19 death rates in for-profit Ontario nursing homes almost triple that of public homes - 2020-05-07

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F84.png COVID-19 death rates in for-profit Ontario nursing homes almost triple that of public homes May 7, 2020, Kian Malekanian, North99

Long-term care homes and nursing homes have, for weeks now, been the epicentre of the fight against COVID-19 in Canada. Roughly 80% of the country's COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long term care.

Now, a new analysis released by the Ontario Health Coalition has shed some light on the shortcomings of these facilities in Ontario.

The study linked data about COVID-19 death rates to the funding status of these homes. They found that the rate of death in for-profit homes was 9 percent, compared to 5.25 percent in non-profit homes and 3.62 percent in publicly-owned homes.

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{{cite news | first = Kian | last = Malekanian | title = COVID-19 death rates in for-profit Ontario nursing homes almost triple that of public homes | url = https://north99.org/2020/05/07/covid-19-death-rates-in-for-profit-ontario-nursing-homes-almost-triple-that-of-public-homes/ | work = North99 | date = May 7, 2020 | accessdate = May 8, 2020 }}