The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sarnia-Lambton rose nearly 40% overnight.
Lambton Public Health reported a total of 39 positive cases Tuesday morning, a jump from 29 cases reported Monday.
Bluewater Health says its currently treating 17 confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospital, as well as an additional 16 patients who are awaiting pending results.
The area’s death toll remains at four, including three residents of Landmark Village, a seniors retirement home in Sarnia. Several other positive cases have also been reported there.
Bluewater Health says 105 tests have been conducted in hospital to date; of those, 53 have been negative.
Tuesday also brought confirmation of the COVID-19 cases of people in their 20s and 30s.
Neither of the individuals is currently in hospital, said Dr. Sudit Ranade, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health.
“In any population with a disease that’s like this we know that many people will be affected, and younger people can be affected as well.”
Across the province, Ontario reported a total 1,966 cases Tuesday, an increase of 260. Thirty-three deaths have been reported, while more than 51,000 tests have been conducted. Some 4,000 are still under investigation.