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No new cases today, outbreak at senior home stabilizing

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Journal Staff

Sarnia-Lambton’s COVID-19 status is unchanged today, with no new cases reported and only two positive tests coming back over the past four days, Lambton Health said this morning.

Likewise, the situation is stabilizing at Sarnia’s Vision Nursing Home, site of the pandemic’s worst local outbreak. The number of COVID-19 infections is unchanged today, with 25 residents and 24 staff having tested positive since April 23, when the outbreak began.

A management team from Bluewater Health took charge of infection control at the Wellington Street home last week and added support personnel to assist home staff. The last nine COVID-positive residents were moved to hospital Friday.

Seven of Sarnia-Lambton’s 22 deaths have been residents of Vision.

One other senior home has an ongoing outbreak, Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia. One staff member there tested positive.

Thirteen people are currently being treated at Bluewater Health for COVID-19, including the nine Vision residents.

Meanwhile, drive-through testing began Saturday in Sarnia for any resident who wants one, whether they have symptoms or not.

Results from those tests won’t be known for at least several days.

As of today, 6,657 swabs have been done locally with 4% coming back positive.

The Sarnia drive-through is at the Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, 153 Christina St. South, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone: 226-776-9030. No appointment is required, and the swabs are performed while people remain in their vehicles.

The Rural Lambton Assessment Centre in Petrolia will begin drive-through testing Tuesday. An appointment is required, by calling 519-882-2500.













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