Local researcher tracks nationwide COVID data

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Photo: Samson Learn Photography, courtesy of Nora Loreto

Local writer, podcaster and researcher Nora Loreto has tracked deaths from COVID-19 in long-term care across the country since April, putting together the most complete database in the country on the subject.

As of Dec. 21, Canada had recorded 14,228 known deaths from COVID-19. At least 11,041 of those deaths (77.6 per cent) were among people living in long-term care facilities. That number doesn’t come from a federal government source, but from records manually compiled by Quebec City writer and podcaster Nora Loreto.