Good news at Cassellhome regarding that positive COVID-19 test last week.
Turns out the results of the second swab came back with a different result.
"It turns out it is NEGATIVE (the swab was taken the same day that the results were revealed –Sunday May 3rd), " says Jamie Lowery, Chief Executive Officer. "We are so grateful to have the results back to provide you with this update!"
Lowery says he's awaiting direction from the health Unit regarding the facilities status with respect to the COVID-19 Facility Wide Outbreak.
"They may request another test be performed and/or every single swab to be returned negative."
A resident tested positive for the virus at Cassellholme last weekend.
"During surveillance testing, a positive case of COVID-19 was identified in a resident who has no symptoms," stated Lowery.
The person who tested positive, but is now negative, is a man between 60-79 years of age.
The resident and roommate were transferred to a special isolation unit that was set up several weeks ago in preparation should a case be confirmed
See related: Testing to begin today at local long-term care homes