The death toll continues to climb at the Almonte Country Haven long-term care home, with five more residents dying over the weekend as a result of complications from the novel coronavirus.

Almonte Country Haven reported one death in an update on Saturday followed by four more deaths in a separate note on Sunday.

The death toll at the long-term care home now stands at 23 as it battles an ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus.

2:07COVID-19 death toll now at 18 for Almonte, Ont., long-term care facility

COVID-19 death toll now at 18 for Almonte, Ont., long-term care facility

Additionally, there are now 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, in the home.

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All residents in the home have now been tested for the virus amid expanded screening procedures announced last week by the Ontario government.

A spokesperson for the home says a number of residents who had initially tested positive for the virus are now showing signs of recovery.

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