Another death due to COVID-19 at Vision Nursing Home

All but one resident of Vision Rest Home in Sarnia contracted COVID-19 at the home.

It has been a difficult weekend at Vision Nursing home

Officials at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia were hoping to be out of a COVID-19 outbreak by Saturday. Instead, another resident passed away and four new cases were detected in the nursing home.

Statistics released by Lambton Public Health late Saturday night show there are six more people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus – four of those people live in Vision Nursing Home. And another resident there has passed away from the respiratory virus. Thursday, officials at the nursing home said the residents condition was being closely monitored. The other resident who tested positive April 23 was said to be doing well.

In all, 200 people in Lambton County have tested positive for COVID-19, 17 have died, 136 have recovered.

There have been 4,131 people tested for the virus in the region with about five per cent testing positive. About half of those tests were nursing home staff and residents – a move order by the province as the disease continues to hit nursing homes hard.

Nineteen per cent of the cases have been in long-term care homes in Lambton.

Across the province, of the 1,599 deaths, 1,187 seniors in long term care homes have died of COVID-19.