Vision Nursing Home finally beats COVID-19 but another home now in outbreak

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

After eight weeks of fighting COVID-19, Vision Nursing Home can officially say it is virus free.

Lambton Public Health’s website shows the nursing home is finally out of outbreak. The virus took a terrible toll on the Sarnia home. Ten residents died. Twenty-six residents became ill. Twenty-nine staff members also contracted COVID-19.

In what has been an unusual move in the pandemic, nine of the Vision residents were taken to Bluewater Health to recover in hospital, in part to give the home a chance to get a handle on the disease and give weary staff members a break.

And while Lambton’s longest outbreak is over, another has been declared. Afton Park Place in Sarnia has been placed in outbreak after a staff member tested positive.

Two more people were diagnosed with COVID-19 Thursday bringing the total number of people to have the disease to 281. There are 16 people who are sick right now but no one is in the hospital.

Bluewater Health is also in outbreak after three members of the COVID-19 unit who had been caring for Vision residents, tested positive. They’re all recovering at home.