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UPDATE: More recovered than new cases today, testing now available to all

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Journal Staff

Lambton Public Health said this morning three more people have COVID-19, while five people have recovered from the virus.

Locally, 254 have been infected, 185 have recovered, and 21 people have died.

One of the three new cases is a resident at Sarnia’s Vision Nursing Home, where the Sarnia-Lambton’s worst outbreak has been underway for 34 days. Twenty-three residents and 20 staff have tested positive, and six residents have died.

Meanwhile, 5,871 test results have been received, up 53 from Tuesday. Four percent have come back positive for the virus.

Health officials announced Tuesday that anyone in Sarnia-Lambton who wants a test can now get one, whether they’re showing symptoms or not.

Until now, testing at an assessment centre has been done only by referral from a health-care provider.

Tests will be available at the following locations. Residents are asked to call ahead and follow all the protocols in place.

* SARNIA: Sarnia-Lambton COVID-19 Assessment Centre (French and sign language availability). Twin Bridges Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, 153 Christina St. South, Monday to Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone: 226-776-9030

* PETROLIA: The Rural Lambton Covid-19 Assessment Centre (Spanish and Arabic language availability). Central Lambton Family Health Team, 4130 Glenview Rd. Monday to Friday 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Phone: 519-882-2500

* GRAND BEND: Community Assessment Centre, Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre, 69 Main St. E. Monday to Friday 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays). Phone: 519-238-6478

* INDIGENOUS: Assessment Centres have been established for community members at Walpole Island, Kettle & Stony Point First Nation and Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Bluewater Health said.

* PARAMEDICINE PROGRAM: For people with limited mobility. To access this service, contact the above assessment centres.






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