Three new outbreaks in Lambton Wednesday – 40 new COVID-19 cases reported

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Lambton Public Health is reporting three more COVID-19 outbreaks in the community as the number of cases continues to rise.

Wednesday, public health reports another 40 people tested positive for COVID-19. Officials say 166 people are ill right now with the virus – 14 more than Tuesday. Five people are now in hospital with COVID-19 – up two from yesterday.

The statistics show three more outbreaks, two in workplaces and one in a public school.

Late Tuesday, public health officials asked people who play adult rec hockey in Lambton to be on the lookout for symptoms of COVID-19 after “several” players tested positive for the virus.

The rapid spread of COVID-19 can be seen in the number of people per 100,000 who have contracted the virus. On Dec. 23, Lambton Public Health said there were 56 cases for every 100,000 and 1.8 per cent of the tests were positive. Wednesday, 105 people per 100,000 contracted the virus with 3.3 per cent test positive. Across the province 9.7 per cent of the COVID-19 tests are positive.

Ontario Wednesday reported 2,923 new cases today – another record.