Two hospital staff COVID-19 positive


Outbreak declared Friday in Bluewater Health’s medicine unit

Lambton Public Health say two staff at Bluewater Health and one patient have tested positive for COVID-19.

The health unit and hospital declared an outbreak on the medicine unit Friday but at the time the staff members test results had not been confirmed. Public Health declares an outbreak in a hospital when there are two or more lab confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The only change to hospital operations because of the declared outbreak is patients who were to be admitted to the medicine unit will now go to the acute medicine unit.

Lambton Public Health reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday with 175 people ill – that’s down 15. There were also another 30 recoveries. Three outbreaks have been declared over although Lambton Public Health does not update that information on the weekend so it is unclear which outbreaks are over.

In Ontario, another day of declining case rates. The province reported 2359 new COVID-19 cases with 58 deaths Saturday. Twenty four of those people live in long term care home. One long term care worker – a teen from London – has also died.