BREAKING COVID-19 outbreak at Petrolia’s Meadowview over

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The Independent has learned the outbreak of COVID-19 at Lambton Meadowview Villa has been declared over.

On April 15, Lambton Public Health officials declared an outbreak when one staff member involved in direct patient care had tested positive for the respiratory virus. She was sent home with a fever and had mild symptoms.

Today, workers in the long-term care home were receiving results from their COVID-19 tests. All staff and residents at the home, and at Landmark Village in Sarnia, were tested in the last week.

A memo sent out to staff from Lambton Public Health says “This is to notify you that the COVID-19 outbreak at Lambton Meadowview Villa Nursing Home in Petrolia, ON has now been declared over.”

No other residents or staff tested positive.

At Landmark Villa – a retirement home which has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Lambton County, five more people tested positive in the mass testing. Thirty residents and nine staff members had COVID-19 – six people died.

In Ontario, the death toll in long-term care continues to climb. Public health officials more than 500 of the 713 people who have died have been in long term care.

And today it was reported, Premier Doug Ford’s mother-in-law has also tested positive for the virus in a Toronto long-term care home.