The Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is confirming that a resident at Riverview Heights Retirement Residence in Pembroke has tested positive for COVID-19.
This result was found as part of RCDHU’s proactive strategy to identify asymptomatic cases in long-term care and retirement homes.
This is the first positive test in over 2,700 asymptomatic surveillance tests conducted in the past two weeks, in long-term care and retirement homes in Renfrew County and District. Consequently, the result could be an error, but to be sure, the original test is being reassessed by the Public Health Lab, and the resident is being retested.
RCDHU will have a further update within a day or two, but in the interim, a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared, and the resident and their contacts have been isolated. RCDHU is working with Riverview Heights to ensure that all infection prevention and control measures are taken to contain any spread.
RCDHU thanks residents for their continued efforts in the fight against COVID-19.
For more information, visit RCDHU’s website at https://www.rcdhu.com/novel-coronaviruscovid-19-2/