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Coronavirus update for Sunday, May 3

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Journal Staff

Another 14 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Sarnia-Lambton, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 110, Lambton Public Health reports this morning.

One new case was confirmed, bringing the number of infections to 188 since the outbreak began.

Fourteen people have died, unchanged since April 20.

No new infections have occurred at three impacted city senior facilities: Landmark Village, Vision Nursing Home, and Sumac Lodge.

The one new infection comes amid sharply increased testing. Another 500 negative results were reported this weekend, bringing the total number of tests conducted locally to more than 2,600.

Seven percent of those tested were positive for the virus.

Sarnia’s municipal facilities, sports fields, organized programs, picnic rentals and other amenities will remain closed until July 3, the city says.

Their possible reopening will be re-evaluated the second week of June to align with any announcement from the Ontario government.

City Hall has also confirmed Sarnia’s Canada Day festivities and annual fireworks display is cancelled for 2020.

The current ban on recreational open fires has been extended to May 31, but has begun issuing rural burn permits to farmers clearing brush.


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