Lambton Public Health says the five people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Lambton didn’t travel anywhere.
That means they came into contact with the novel coronavirus in the community.
In a news release, officials say they are following up on the cases now but say the patients are in their late 60s to late 80s, have underlying health conditions and had no personal history of travel.
In a video released Wednesday night, Petrolia Dr. Faris Al-Dhahar says doctors are waiting on test results from others whom doctors believe are positive.
Officials urge people who think they may have COVID-19 symptoms or have had close contact with someone who has it, self isolate and then use the Ontario government’s assessment tool to see if you need to seek further care.
If the symptoms are mild, stay at home. If they’re more severe, seek medical attention through TeleHealth or your local health care provider. If you have severe symptoms call the 911 or visit the emergency department.