Another COVID-19 death in Lambton

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As many people return to stores and restaurants there is word another Lambton resident has lost their life to COVID-19.

Lambton Public Health says a person in their 90s passed away due to COVID-19 bringing the number of people who have died in the county because of the virus to 66.
Officials would not say if the person had been a resident of Afton Park Place which had been in outbreak since July 13.

It’s not clear how many people had been ill there since the public health unit stopped reporting the exact number of people ill in outbreaks if there were less than five people involved.

It also has removed all the information about the number of people who have died of COVID-19 in long term care homes from the public website.

The number of people contracting the virus in Lambton remains low. As of Tuesday, there were only five people ill.

Bluewater Health reports just one person in hospital with COVID-19.

As the number of COVID-19 cases decline in Lambton, the vaccination rates continue to climb. As of Tuesday, nearly 75 per cent of all Lambton residents over 18 had one dose of the vaccine. Almost 60 per cent were fully vaccinated. Over 150,000 vaccines have been given here.

As the demand for vaccines dwindles, Lambton Public Health is expecting to close some of the mass vaccination sites. Right now there are four; Point Edward, Clearwater, Wyoming and Forest. It’s expected smaller targeted clinics will now be held.