Another death in Lambton due to COVID-19

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Outbreak at Sarnia Jail with four staff ill

Lambton Public Health is reporting another death due to COVID-19.

Lambton Public Health statistics released Saturday morning record another death due to COVID-19 however detailed information about whether the person was from one of the long term care homes in outbreak isn’t available this morning. Thirty-one people have now died with COVID-19 in Lambton County since March.

Another home is now in outbreak. A staff member at Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia tested positive for the virus yesterday. An outbreak is declared by public health when there is one case detected in either staff or residents.

There are now eight long term care homes dealing with COVID-19 including two major outbreaks at Village on the St. Clair and Twin Lakes Terrace. Friday, public health reported two deaths from Village on the St. Clair where 21 residents and seven staff members tested positive. At Twin Lakes Terrace, there are 15 residents and three staff members with the virus.

Across Ontario, there are 246 long term care homes in outbreaks, 111 of those have residents who are ill. In all, there are 1,632 long term car residents with COVID-19 and 27 more people died yesterday.

There are also now four workplace outbreaks in Lambton County including one at the Sarnia Jail where four staff members have now tested positive. It’s the second outbreak there.

Lambton recorded 32 new cases today. There are 199 people ill with the virus – down 17 from yesterday. Fifty eight more people have recovered from the virus.

The minister of health reported 3,056 cases of COVID-19 in total across Ontario with 51 more deaths today.