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Jagmeet Singh has described Canada’s long-term care mortality rates as a “national shame,” after a new report found they were among the worst in the world.

A report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) found that Canada has the worst record for COVID-19 deaths in long-term care homes compared with other similar countries.

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Doug Ford announced on Monday that Ontario's vaccine rollout plan is being changed slightly due to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine's shipment delays.

The changes include prioritizing the residents of long-term care homes and retirement homes and extending the time between first and second doses for all others.

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In a tragic turn of events, a London, Ontario teen working in a long-term care home has passed away after contracting COVID-19.

Yassin Dabeh was only 19 years old when he died on Thursday, January 21. The region's medical officer of health, Dr. Alex Summers, told CTV News that Dabeh likely got infected at the nursing home where he worked.

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Only three residents in a long-term care home in Ontario tested negative for COVID-19. Which left just over 200 people testing positive for the virus. 

Roberta Place long-term home in Barrie saw 124 of 127 residents officially testing positive for the novel coronavirus along with 84 staff members and five others, according to a statement from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.  

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The City of Toronto is over the moon after hitting what they call a "milestone" that saw every long-term care home in the city get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Mayor John Tory announced the news on social media sharing his pride in what the city has accomplished ahead of the province of Ontario's deadline to complete the first round of vaccination

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