A fully vaccinated woman in her 90s died from COVID-19 while living at a long-term care facility in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada), according to the Region of Waterloo. This is the region’s first report of someone who had received both vaccine doses dying from COVID-19.
The woman lived in Winston Park, where the virus is currently spreading. There are nine cases at the home, four of which are among the staff and five of which are among the residents. This is the first death to occur as a result of the most recent outbreak, according to CBC.ca.
Schlegel Villages, which runs the home, posted on its website that the woman had “only shown mild symptoms but, as we have seen through the course of the pandemic, the virus can change quickly.”
“At this time, there is no verification as to whether or not one of the variants of concern was involved, but testing is underway,” Schlegel Villages said on its website.
“Our other Villages are all stable at this time and we remain hopeful that others affected will recover soon, and safely.”