On day six of the outbreak at Simcoe Manor long-term care home in Beeton, cases continued to rise.

Two more people have contracted the virus, bringing the total to 33, The County of Simcoe, which runs the facility, said on Wednesday.

“All precautions have been implemented to help control the spread of the virus,” said Simcoe County’s General Manager of Health and Emergency Services, Jane Sinclair.

Of the 33 cases, seven are staff members, and 26 are residents.

The outbreak was declared on Friday, and three residents have since passed away.

A registered nurse who has worked at Simcoe Manor for 22 years, Jennine Grant, said the team has stepped up during the crisis. “The team has come together…They are doing what they are wired to do.”

Enhanced screening measures are now in place, and all visits are suspended until further notice, with exceptions being made for essential visitors.