RHRA COVID-19 Dashboard
The data presented in the dashboard was obtained through direct inquires by the RHRA and through self-reports by licensed retirement homes to the RHRA, in accordance with retirement homes’ regulatory obligations. We have collected this information to inform our ongoing efforts to support the retirement home community through this difficult time.
RHRA thanks the homes for providing this data. RHRA makes this data available to keep the public, including residents, families, researchers and health care professionals, informed on how the pandemic is affecting licensed retirement homes.
This dashboard is updated daily at 11:00 a.m. from Monday to Friday, except on statutory holidays. The information presented is current as of 5:00 p.m. the previous business day. Active outbreaks may not immediately match the numbers posted by the local public health units due to lags in reporting time.
COVID-19 in Ontario Licensed Retirement Homes: Summary of Data
The summary below outlines information based on the data collected up to February 22, 2021.
Please refer to the COVID-19 dashboard for daily updates on active and resolved outbreaks, and staff and resident cases and associated deaths as reported by licensed retirement homes.
There are over 770 licensed retirement homes in Ontario. As of February 22, 2021, 5 per cent (5.3%) of Ontario retirement homes have reported an active outbreak. Forty-eight per cent (47.93%) of Ontario’s licensed retirement homes have not reported a COVID-19 outbreak during the pandemic.
The data shows that since September 1, there has been a 263.68 per cent increase in outbreaks reported in retirement homes.
According to the cumulative cases reported, the data shows a 252 per cent increase (252.74%) in resident cases and a 306 per cent increase (306.15%) in cumulative staff cases in retirement homes since the beginning of September. During this same timeframe, the cumulative resident death total has increased by 166 per cent (165.72%).
When looking at the active and resolved outbreaks by the five Ontario Health Interim and Transitional Regions, the data shows active outbreaks reported in four of the five regions. The Toronto and Central regions have the highest percentage of active outbreaks reported with 6 per cent (6.06%) reported in the Toronto region and 6 per cent (6.43%) reported in the Central region.
The cumulative number of resident deaths was previously overestimated between February 11-17 due to a data entry error. This has been corrected, resulting in a decrease in the number of resident deaths shown on the graph for that period.
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