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UPDATE: Two new cases today, more businesses preparing to reopen

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Journal Staff

Two more people have been infected COVID-19 and three more have recovered, Lambton Public Health said this morning.

The total number of cases now stands at 278, of which 14 are still active and self-isolating.

Zero patients are being treated in hospital and the number of deaths, 25, has not changed in 10 days.

The outbreak at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia also appears to have stabilized with no new positive tests for at least five straight days.

More Sarnia-Lambton businesses are preparing to open their doors Friday as the county moves into Stage 2 of Ontario’s economic reopening plan.

Outdoor dine-in services at restaurants and bars, barbershops and hair salons, malls, and outdoor splash pads and pools are among the services allowed to reopen.

Meanwhile, the federal government announced Tuesday the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, or CERB, is being extended by eight weeks.

Ottawa also announced travel restrictions between Canada and U.S. have been extended to July 21.

And the Ontario government is proposing changes that would see individuals who test positive for COVID-19 report personal data on race, income, language and household size.

The goal is to gather a more complete picture of the outbreak, the province said.

Individuals would be allowed to choose not to answer any or all of these questions.










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