BWH reports increase in COVID admissions

Bluewater Health April 25, 2019 Photo by Melanie Irwin.

The number of COVID-19 patients at Bluewater Health has nearly doubled in the last week.

There are 19 patients at the Sarnia hospital confirmed to have the virus, up from 10 a week ago. None of the positive patients are in intensive care.

Lambton Public Health is reporting over 100 new cases of COVID-19 since its last report.

In its weekly update Wednesday, the health unit reported 105 new lab confirmed infections of the virus.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 12,567 cases and 150 related deaths.

Six congregate living settings are dealing with outbreaks of the virus, including three long-term care and retirement homes.

The daily average number of cases over the last seven days is holding at 15.