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Number of active COVID-19 cases continues to fall

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Journal Staff

Sarnia-Lambton has no new cases of COVID-19 and six more people have recovered from the virus, Lambton Public Health said this morning.

The new numbers cap an encouraging week locally, with the number of recovered (22 since Monday) continuing to outpace the number of new cases (four since Monday).

The number of active local COVID-19 cases has now fallen to its lowest level since late March.

“It’s encouraging that the case counts are low,” Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sudit Ranade, said Friday.

“There are, A, low numbers, as you see, and B, the places where we are identifying cases are generally more in known outbreaks or close contact of cases,” he said.

“The likelihood of sort of broad prevalence in the community is low.”

The situation is stable with no change for a fourth straight day at Vision Nursing Home, site of the worst local outbreak. Nine residents have died and 26 were infected along with 25 staff members.

In Sarnia-Lambton, 267 people have tested positive Lambton and 24 have died.

Meanwhile, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley called on Premier Doug Ford on Friday to explain his suggested “regional approach” to reopening the Ontario economy.

Bradley said he and other Southwestern Ontario mayors believe the province should move cautiously to slow the spread of the virus.

“As a community that sees higher amounts of tourism in the summer months, we have concerns that a premature regionalized re-opening may draw people to our area, flood our beaches and parks, placing our community at unnecessary risk,” he wrote.

“Sarnia does not want to experience our own “Trinity Bellwoods Park.”

 

 

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