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Ottawa, Apr 10 (Canadian-Media): More than 620 health-care workers across Ontario have tested positive for the coronavirus that cause COVID-19, including death of one staff member, media reports said.
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Various transmission sources beyond health-care settings have resulted in increased number of infected cases of coronavirus in dozens of hospitals and long-term care homes across the province.
As the number of cases among staff and patients rise, some say health-care workers have a growing reason to worry about what's coming next. "They are scared and frightened and torn — really torn — on their obligations and rights," said Dr. Sandy Buchman, president of the Canadian Medical Association.
The concern about the shortage of protective gear among the front line health care workers is mounting due to the increasing toll on the province's hospitals, and their staff.