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Active COVID-19 cases reach highest point in pandemic

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Sarnia-Lambton saw it’s highest single-day increase of new COVID-19 cases today.

Twenty-seven cases were reported by Lambton Public Health this morning, eclipsing the previous one day records that were set this past weekend. There are 92 active cases, the highest seen since the pandemic was declared in March.

Eight cases have been resolved. Two remain in hospital and 28 have died from the infection.

December has been the busiest month for new COVID-19 infections, with 155 new cases since Dec. 1.

As of midnight on Boxing Day, Ontario’s southern regions face tight restrictions on shopping, dining and a number of local services in an attempt to curb surge of new COVID-19 cases in the province. City Hall will remain closed for the duration of the lockdown, which is set to expire on Jan. 23, 2021.

Lambton County Library will be suspending all in-person appointments for computer use, wi-fi use and academic study during this temporary lockdown, officials said. Vehicle and pedestrian outdoor curbside pickup will remain available at 14 locations. 

The Sarnia Library Theatre remains available to rent by individuals and community groups for digital recordings and to broadcast live performances with safety guidelines in effect, Lambton County said.

For more information on locations, services and hours of operation visit lclibrary.ca.

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