Two Lambton residents tests COVID-19 positive in October

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Two Lambton County has tested positive for COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Lambton Public Health reported the new cases Sunday. One person is already listed as recovered.

There is also one non-Lambton County resident who has been in hospital with COVID-19 for the past six days.

Five members of the crew of a transport ship in Sarnia Harbour were diagnosed with the virus last week but are not counted in Lambton’s statistics because they do not live here.

While there have been just a few new cases in September and October in Lambton, large urban centres in the province continue to have high numbers of people testing positive for the virus.

There were 649 new cases reported Sunday across Ontario. There are still over 45,000 people waiting for their test results.

Large urban centres like Toronto, Ottawa and Peel have the highest number of people with the virus.

In Middlesex London, the public health unit is reporting 27 new cases in the region. The health unit has dealt with 999 cases since the pandemic began.

There are six long term care facilities in outbreak including Country Terrace in Delaware and Craigwell Gardens in Alisa Craig.