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Sarnia-Lambton back down to zero cases of COVID

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The last person known to have COVID-19 has recovered, bringing the active cases in Sarnia-Lambton back down to zero, Lambton Public Health says.

An outbreak that began two weeks ago at Twin Lakes Terrace was declared over Thursday after the last infected staff member there recovered, the health unit said.

This is only the second time Sarnia-Lambton has had zero active cases of the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began in March. The first was a five-day period earlier in October.

As recently as Oct. 26 there were seven active cases.

The improved outlook is good news for would-be Halloween trick-or-treaters.

Lambton Public Health says going door-to-door to collect candy is a low-risk activity, if precautions are taken.

They include children staying home and treat providers turning out the lights if they feel unwell, and practicing good hand hygiene, before and after.

Children should only go out with parents or others in their social bubble, not in groups, and should stay two metres apart from other trick-or-treaters.

For more tips on Halloween safety, visit https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/enjoying-spooky-festivities-safely-halloween/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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