Public health, Bluewater Health helping Vision deal with month-long COVID-19 outbreak as another resident passes away

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An outbreak of COVID-19 at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia is over.

The situation at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia continues to get worse.

There are now 21 residents and 19 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19. And another person has passed away. There are now six people who have died of the respiratory virus – two over the weekend.

Dr. Sudit Ranade told reporters during a daily briefing Monday that public health has been following up with the home about some of the prevention control practices “because of the length of the outbreak.” Staff from Bluewater Health are also advising the home in a bid to gain control over COVID-19 in the home.

“We’re wanting to make sure that the things that are recommended are things that they’ve been able to do that they are able to, you know, appropriately train staff and they’re following the guidance, just because of the longevity of the outbreak,” says Ranade. Vision has been dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak in the home for a month.

And Lambton’s medical officer of health added the high number of staff members infected may have something to do with health care workers staying together at the facility during the outbreak- but he says that is not certain.

In all 249 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Lambton, 173 have recovered and there have now been 21 deaths.