Table 1:

Description of outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 infection and related deaths in retirement homes in Ontario

CharacteristicNo. (%)* of homes with outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 infection
By retirement homen = 770
≥ 1 outbreaks273 (35.5)
Total outbreaksn = 367
 No. of outbreaks involving both residents and staff148 (40.3)
 No. of outbreaks involving residents only75 (20.4)
 No. of outbreaks involving staff only144 (39.2)
Median no. of cases per facility with a resident infection (IQR)4 (1–15)
No. of homes with ≥ 1 COVID-19 deaths, n87
Median proportion of residents who died per facility with a resident death, % (IQR)2.9 (1.5–7.6)
Median no. of deaths per facility with 1 or more deaths (IQR)3 (1–4)
By SARS-CoV-2 infectionn = 3045
No. of staff infections1101 (36.2)
No. of resident infections1944 (63.8)
Cumulative incidence of COVID-19 resident cases (per thousand RH residents)34.4
Median proportion of residents infected per facility with a resident infection, % (IQR)4.9 (1.8–19.7)
No. of deaths from COVID-19336
COVID-19 death rate (per thousand RH residents)5.9
Case fatality rate, %17.3
  • Note: IQR = interquartile range, RH = retirement home.

  • * Unless otherwise specified.