Provincial COVID-19 cases dip below 2,000 again as outbreaks in Lambton grow

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This graph from Public Health Ontario shows Lambton's COVID-19 curve as of Jan. 25, 2021

Seven more residents at Vision Retirement Home test positive

The number of people contracting COVID-19 daily dipped below 2,000 for only the second time in January.

Public Health Ontario reports 1,958 new cases in the province Monday. Forty three people have died including 29 residents of long term care.

There were far fewer COVID-19 tests over the weekend – just under 37,000.

In Lambton, 11 cases are being reported by public health today.

Three outbreaks are worsening.

Bluewater Health now has five staff and two patients ill in an outbreak on the general medicine unit.

Twenty-nine residents at Vision Retirement Home are now ill with COVID-19 – up seven over the weekend. Six staff members are also infected.

There was another resident at Twin Lakes Terrace test positive over the weekend. Public Health data also shows that one of the two people who died on the weekend was from the long term care home.

Another resident at Village on the St. Clair has also tested positive – 27 residents and 12 staff members at the home on the St. Clair River have tested positive for the virus – three have died.

Meantime, the outbreak at Fiddicks Nursing Home has been lifted. Two staff members, one in long term care and the other in the retirement home, had tested positive earlier this month. No residents were ill.

Another person from High Park Farms has tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health statistics show eight people now infected at the Enniskillen cannabis operation.

There is also another new workplace outbreak with five people ill. Public health doesn’t release the names of the workplaces.

In all, there are now 159 people ill with COVID in Lambton – 30 have recovered.

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