Now eight long term care homes in outbreak in Lambton

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One staff member at Fiddick’s tests positive

Another long term care home is in outbreak after a staff member at Fiddicks in Petrolia tested positive for COVID-19.

Lambton Public Health declares an outbreak when there is one or more cases of the respiratory virus in a long term care home.

Fiddick’s Director of Resident Care, Mandy Judah, wrote on Facebook that one staff member tested positive and so far there have been no other cases.

“Rest assured that we have taken swift action to halt the spread of the virus through rigorous infection management practices and procedures. We are working in close partnership with our public health unit to ensure every possible step is taken to protect our residents,” she writes.

There are now eight long term care homes in Lambton in outbreak. The number of COVID-19 cases at Fairwinds Lodge Retirement Home is increasing with now four residents ill and two staff members. Village on the St. Clair also has two residents ill and five staff members who tested positive. Lambton Meadowview in Petrolia is also still in outbreak.

The province reported a record 4,249 more cases today and 26 deaths – 20 of those people lived in long term care homes. Since the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic in September 1,091 have died.