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COVID-19 cases continue to surge, hospital numbers remain low

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Journal Staff

There are 32 new cases of COVID-19 in Sarnia Lambton today, Lambton Public Health said.

Four new workplace outbreaks and one school outbreak were declared on the weekend.

Five cases of COVID-19 have been traced to a single workplace, Public Health said in a news release Sunday. Two cases have been linked to two other workplaces and two others are linked to Great Lakes Secondary School, they said. 

Another outbreak was declared at Vision Nursing Home on Sunday after a resident tested positive. Possible exposure to others at the Wellington Street facility has occurred, Public Health said.

Ten residents died from COVID-19 at Vision during an eight-week outbreak stretching over May and June. Twenty-six residents and 28 staff contracted the virus.

Cases continued to rise in Sarnia-Lambton through the Christmas Holidays as 64 new COVID-19 cases were added on the weekend.

On Monday Public Health showed 143 active cases, by far the highest the region has seen since the pandemic began. Sixteen cases have been resolved and three remain in hospital. Twenty-eight have died from the infection.

December has seen 263 new cases of COVID-19, the same amount officials recorded in March, April and May combined.

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