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London-area teen 11th long-term care worker to die of COVID-19

Last Updated Jan 23, 2021 at 6:10 pm EST

FILE - A nurse who is working during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto. (FILE/Steve Russell via Getty Images)

A teenage male has become the 11th long-term care worker to die of COVID-19 in the province.

The London-Middlesex Health Unit confirmed that one of three coronavirus-related deaths reported Saturday is a teen who worked in a long-term care setting. While they would not confirm his age or the name of the facility he worked at, they do say he is the youngest person with COVID-19 to pass away in the region.

The death was first reported after provincial data released on Saturday showed there had been an additional healthcare worker death.

There are currently 252 long-term care homes in the province experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. A total of 3,322 residents have died of the virus since the start of the pandemic, including 210 in the past week alone.

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