Recoveries out pace new cases of COVID-19 in Lambton

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Statistics from Lambton Public Health Thursday, Dec. 31.

Ontario records 3,328 new cases

There were more people who recovered from COVID-19 in Lambton than new cases but the outlook in the province isn’t nearly so good.

That’s according to statistics released Thursday morning by Lambton Public Health and the Ontario government.

Lambton officials say there were 23 more people who tested positive for the virus while 32 recovered. That means 157 people are ill with COVID-19 right now in Lambton. There are five people in hospital with the virus.

Public health is still dealing with 15 outbreaks, two in schools, two in local long term care homes and 11 in workplaces. Officials say one workplace outbreak was declared over, but another, with two people COVID-19 positive, was declared Dec. 30.

Across the province, a grim new record was set. Health Minister Christine Elliott announced on Twitter there were 3,328 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario – that’s 405 more than Wednesday, when the province set a record of 2,923 people testing positive. Officials say 56 people died.

The GTA accounted for over 1,700 of those cases and Windsor-Essex continues to struggle, reporting 257 people testing positive.