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Inmate at Sarnia Jail tests positive for COVID-19

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Tara Jeffrey

An inmate at the Sarnia Jail has tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed, Friday.

“Since admission, the inmate has been in medical isolation and is receiving medical care as appropriate,” Ministry of the Solicitor General spokesperson Kristy Denette confirmed to The Journal, late Friday. “Protecting the health and safety of our staff and those in our custody is our top priority.”

The Journal has also confirmed that an 84-year-old female resident of Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia has been admitted to Bluewater Health in Sarnia, where she has tested positive for the virus.

As of Friday night, Lambton Public Health listed one active case and one outbreak on its website.


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