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BlackburnNews.com - COVID-19 cases surpass 250 - BlackburnNews.com
A total of 180 people have recovered, and the death toll currently stands at 21.
By Stephanie ChavesMay 26, 2020 7:11amThe number of local COVID-19 cases has surpassed 250. Lambton Public Health updated its website Monday night to report a total of 251 confirmed cases of the virus, up from 248. A total of 180 people have recovered, and the death toll currently stands at 21. The health unit is also reporting another institutional outbreak after a staff member at Lambton Meadowview Villa tested positive for the virus. This is the second outbreak reported at the Petrolia long-term care home. An outbreak was also declared on April 15 at the facility, but no other cases were confirmed following ramped-up testing and it was lifted on April 23. One more staff member has tested positive at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia where 22 residents and 20 staff have been confirmed to have COVID-19. As of Monday morning, Lambton Public Health said 13 of those cases had been deemed recovered. There have been six related deaths at the Wellington Street home. Institutional outbreaks are ongoing at Sarnia’s Marshall Gowland Manor and at Village on the St. Clair, but additional cases have not be reported at either facility since outbreaks were declared on May 15. Bluewater Health reported Monday that four patients are confirmed to have the virus and 18 are suspected of having it with tests pending.
New COVID-19 outbreak declared at Goderich Long Term Care Home - BlackburnNews.com
Huron Perth Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID 19 has been confirmed in the past 24 hours, for a total case count of 50.
By Janice MacKayMay 21, 2020 3:25pmHuron Perth Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the past 24 hours, for a total case count of 50. An outbreak has been declared at Maitland Manor in Goderich, where the new case was detected. In the meantime, an outbreak at Exeter Villa was declared over on Thursday. 23 healthcare workers in the region tested positive, but all of them have recovered. Five people have died from the novel coronavirus in Huron Perth. No new cases have been reported in Wellington Bruce or Grey Counties in the past 24 hours.
BlackburnNews.com - COVID-19 recovery rate surpasses 65 per cent - BlackburnNews.com
Lambton Public Health says 127 people locally have recovered from COVID-19.
By Stephanie ChavesMay 8, 2020 7:24amLambton Public Health says 127 people locally have recovered from COVID-19. That’s up by one from Wednesday night. The health unit updated its website Thursday night to say there were no new cases reported and the total sits at 193. According to its website, 39.4 per cent of the cases have been due to close contact of a case and 25.4 per cent have been outbreak related. To date there have been 16 deaths. The two most recent victims were residents at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia. The long-term care home is still dealing with an outbreak after four residents and two staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Lambton Public Health has received the results from 3,560 COVID-19 tests, of which 95 per cent have come back negative. Thursday morning, Bluewater Health reported there are seven people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, and 14 patients are suspected of having it with tests pending.
Huron Perth Public Health reports fifth fatality from COVID-19 - BlackburnNews.com
Huron Perth Public Health now reports five deaths from COVID 19.
By Janice MacKayApril 30, 2020 2:11pmHuron Perth Public Health now reports five deaths from COVID 19. Four of those deaths were in Stratford, and one in St. Marys. Greenwood Court long term care in Stratford now has 16 cases There is one case at Huronview in Huron East, and one at Bluewater Rest Home in Zurich. There have been a total of 46 cases confirmed in the region. 34 people have recovered.
Seven new COVID-19 cases in Windsor-Essex - BlackburnNews.com
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting seven additional COVID-19 cases in the region.
By Allanah WillsApril 26, 2020 2:57pmThe Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is reporting seven additional COVID-19 cases in the region. As of Sunday, the number of cases now sits at 557. Out of the total cases, 185 were caused by close contact, 136 by possible community spread, 134 unknown and 102 from travel. There were no new deaths reported on Sunday with the number of local fatalities related to the virus still at 38. The health unit is continuing to monitor ongoing outbreaks at five long-term care and retirement homes in the community including AMICA, Sun Parlour, Lifetimes on Riverside, Heron Terrace, and Country Village Homes. In Windsor-Essex, 5,591 individuals have been tested for the virus with 961 results still pending. As of Sunday morning, there are 45,791 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada and 14,432 cases in Ontario, with 835 deaths.
Lambton Public Health reports 14th COVID-related death - BlackburnNews.com
As of Monday morning, the Sarnia-Lambton caseload jumped to 145 but the medical officer of health said that's due to increased testing.
By Josh BoyceApril 20, 2020 8:39amLambton Public Health is reporting a 14th local death due to COVID-19. The latest is a 69 year old man who was hospitalized on March 28th after a trip to the Dominican Republic. As of Monday morning, there were 145 cases across Sarnia-Lambton, up 13 from Sunday with two more people recovering for a total of 50. Lambton Public Health said the number of cases linked to the outbreak at Sarnia’s Landmark Village retirement home increased by 11 to 34, including eight staff and 26 residents. Six of the 14 local deaths are related to that facility. Medical Officer of Health Doctor Sudit Ranade told Sue Storr on CHOK (103.9 FM, 1070 AM) Monday morning that he’s not surprised by the new numbers at Landmark, or overall, because of an increase in testing. “With more testing you know you’re going to pick up more,” said Ranade. “But also, we know just even based on the swing of this outbreak that we were going to pick up more cases, either coming into the emergency room for example or through long-term care for example.” As of Monday morning there been 984 tests conducted locally, with 839 coming back negative. Doctor Ranade stressed the importance of continuing to physically distance and follow all other pandemic protocols. He added the health unit is investigating after a local taxi driver tested positive for COVID-19. A public alert was sent out Sunday evening urging fares who used Greg’s Taxi service on certain days earlier this month to call public health at 519-383-8331. “This is a bit different because if you’re in a fast food restaurant or something like that and you just drive through and you pick up food, we don’t deem that as being a close contact. But, if you’re in a closed air space with somebody like a car for 15 to 20 minutes, there’s a possibility that that exposure might be increased to a meaningful level, and so we would deem those folks close contacts.” Bluewater Health reported on Monday that there were 16 patients still in hospital with the virus and 14 suspected of having it with tests pending. -With files from Sue Storr and Dave Dentinger
Urgent care centre for mental health and addictions opening - BlackburnNews.com
A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioner, addictions worker, psychiatrists and social workers will assess, deliver and coordinate the most appropriate care to individuals.
By Maureen RevaitApril 16, 2020 5:13pmA temporary urgent care centre for mental health and addictions is opening in Windsor as a response to COVID-19. Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and the Canadian Mental Health Association have opened the clinic at 1400 Windsor Ave. for referrals or walk-in support. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, including a nurse practitioner, an addictions worker, psychiatrists and social workers will assess, deliver and coordinate the most appropriate care to individuals. “Pandemics never affect all populations equally. As two organizations leading in mental health care service delivery, our shared vision of a more seamless care experience for our citizens living with mental health and addictions has led to the timely and efficient launch of the MHAUCC as a response to COVID-19,” said CMHA WECB CEO Claudia den Boer, who also acts as HDGH’s executive lead for Community Mental Health. “We are all in a unique situation that has required unique solutions – the MHAUCC is right now one of those solutions.” The clinic will start as a three-month project. It will support adults and youth aged 16 years or older who are experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis who cannot safely wait for community mental health and additions support. A person should still go to the emergency department if experiencing acutely suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviour, substance-related intoxication, acute psychosis, severe alcohol dependency, or aggressive or violent behaviour toward others. The clinic is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will be closely monitored based on need.