There have now been 100 cases of COVID-19 in Lambton’s long term care and retirement homes

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Lambton Public Health graphic on COVID-19 testing

The outbreak at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia continues as another health care worker tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday.

Statistics released by Lambton Public Health show since the outbreak began at the nursing home, 26 residents and 28 staff members have tested positive for the respiratory virus – 10 have died.

With another worker at Vision testing positive, there have now been 100 cases in Sarnia-Lambton’s long-term care homes since the pandemic started – about 37 per cent of the cases in the region. Sixty-four per cent of the 28 deaths have been linked to the outbreaks in long term care here.

In all, there were four new cases of COVID-19 detected in the last two days.

There have been 274 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Lambton since the pandemic began, 16 of those people are ill now. Eleven people remain in hospital with the virus.

Lambton Public Health has added more details to its reporting of the outbreak showing more information about the amount of testing being done. In the past week, the health unit has received results back for 1,240 people. It takes an average of two-and-a-half days to get results back. About 37 per cent of the people have to wait longer than two days.

In all 8,899 COVID-19 tests have been done in Lambton County.