More COVID-19 positive residents at Sarnia nursing home

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Twin Lakes Terrace Sarnia

Lambton Public Health confirms two deaths at Village on the St. Clair

The COVID-19 outbreak at Twin Lakes Terrace continues to grow.

Three more residents of the long term care home have tested positive for COVID-19. There are now 15 residents and two staff members who have been ill.

Meantime Lambton Public Health confirmed two people from Village on the St. Clair in Sarnia died of COVID-19. Twenty one residents and seven staff have tested positive for COVID-19 there.

Both Twin Lakes Terrace and Village on the St. Clair are receiving help from Bluewater Health and Lambton Public Health including infection control and deploying cleaning staff.

Twin Lakes Terrace and Village on the St. Clair are long term care homes with the worst outbreaks in Lambton, however there are six other homes dealing with COVID-19 including Fairwinds Lodge in Sarnia which has five residents and two staff with the virus, Fiddick’s in Petrolia with two staff cases, Landmark Village with two staff cases, and Vision Nursing Home with one staff case.

Public health declares an outbreak in long term care when one staff or one resident has tested positive for the virus.

Across the province, there are 243 long term care homes – about 40 per cent of the homes in Ontario – who have a COVID-19 outbreak. About half have only cases with staff members ill. There are 1,650 seniors with COVID-19 in long term care right now.

Since September 1,237 people living in long term care homes have died of COVID-19.