Three more COVID deaths at BWH

Bluewater Health hospital in Sarnia. 9 September 2020. (BlackburnNews.com photo by Colin Gowdy)

Sarnia’s hospital reported three more COVID-related deaths Tuesday morning.

Bluewater Health Communications Chief Julia Oosterman said a male in his 50s, another in his 70s, and a female in her 90s passed away in hospital after testing positive for the virus.

Bluewater Health has reported 78 related deaths during the pandemic, including 10 since December 30, 2021.  There are currently 34 COVID-positive patients in hospital, down from 41 Monday.

Oosterman said six of the patients are in intensive care, and three are on ventilators. She said 19 of the positive patients are not vaccinated, while 15 have had at least two doses of a vaccine.

Lambton Public Health reported over 100 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.

In its daily update, the health unit reported 104 lab confirmed infections and 282 resolved cases, lowering the number of active cases by 178 to 1,315.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, there have been 7,233 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton, 5,829 recoveries and 89 related deaths.

There are 16 active outbreaks, up one from Monday.

The latest was declared at Christian Horizons where fewer than five residents and fewer than five staff members have tested positive.