Eight more people test positive for COVID-19 in Lambton; 15 recover

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The number of people who have tested positive with COVID-19 in Lambton has climbed to 115.

Ten people have died from the virus since it first appeared in Lambton. Six of those people lived at Landmark Village in Sarnia – the centre of the outbreak in the region. There have been 23 people infected there, including seven staff members.

Some of the other cases are linked to group travel to Europe, others are linked to family and faith community gatherings, and to a limited number of occupational settings.

Bluewater Health says there are still 36 people in hospital with the virus. Twenty-five have tested positive already, 11 others are waiting for test results.

Lambton Public Health says 15 people have now recovered.

Twenty-two per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 are in rural Lambton. Nearly 77 per cent of the victims are over 50 years old.

Of the 681 tests performed yesterday, 88 people are still waiting to receive results in Lambton.

There were 401 more people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus Saturday in Ontario including 21 more deaths.

Right now, 738 people are hospitalized across Ontario with COVID-19, 261 are in the intensive care unit, 196 people are on ventilators.