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Coronavirus update for Wednesday, April 29

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Journal Staff

Lambton Public Health is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 181.

The deaths toll is unchanged at 14.

Another 87 people have recovered from the virus, a number that has approximately doubled in the past two weeks.

Local health officials are also tracking how the virus is spread.

They have determined that 37% of the confirmed cases in Sarnia-Lambton were contracted through “close contact” with another infected person.

Another 15.5% were acquired in the community, and 3.9% through travel.

One in four cases (24.9%) are related to outbreaks at three Sarnia long-term care and retirement homes, Landmark Villages, Vision Nursing Home, and Sumac Lodge.

Another 18.8% are still under investigation.

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