COVID-19 outbreak at hospital over – no new cases for the seventh straight day

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There are a lot of positive signs in Lambton County according to the latest report from Lambton Public Health.

The outbreak at Bluewater Health’s COVID-19 unit is now over. It was declared June 17 when three staff of the unit which had cared for the Vision Nursing Home residents with the illness. One other employee tested positive for COVID-19 the next day.

It has been 14 days since the last staff member began self-isolation and so now it is over.

Also, no one in Lambton County has test positive in a full week since four people tested positive last Saturday.

In all 285 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Lambton – only seven people are sick right now and the COVID-19 unit at the hospital is empty.

While the signs are positive, Lambton Public Health officials are still urging caution. In a social media post, officials reminded residents who were headed to the beach to keep six feet from the nearest beachgoers noting other communities, like Sauble Beach, have closed off their beach after one week where there were too many people on the beach.