Anson Place Care Centre in Hagersville announced another three deaths on Friday, bringing the COVID-19 total to 22 at the facility. 19 occurred within Anson’s care centre and three were in Anson’s retirement home.

The number of positive cases remains at 70 residents with 49 from Anson’s long term care centre and 21 in the retirement residence.

“Anson Place Care Centre is deeply saddened to report the passing of three additional residents since our last update,” Lisa Roth, Anson’s executive director, said in a statement released Friday night.

“The families have been made aware and we understand how devastating it is to lose loved ones and cherished members of our community.”

“Anson Place Care Centre continues to work closely with public health, various provincial ministries, and the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority to ensure all new and ongoing directives are in place to manage the current outbreak,” Roth said in the statement.

“All residents are isolated in their rooms and are receiving meals in their rooms.

“They are also having their temperature checked at least twice daily.”

Staff are being screened on entry and departure and are wearing PPEs at all times.