Fewer Lambton schools dealing with COVID-19

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Nineteen schools in Lambton are now dealing with COVID-19 – down five from Thursday.

Data from Lambton Public Health, the Lambton-Kent District School Board and the St. Clair District Catholic School Board Friday shows 14 elementary and five secondary schools have cases of the virus. North Lambton Secondary School in Forest has the most cases with 16 students and one staff member ill. There are seven COVID-19 positive students at LCCVI. Northern in Sarnia was also declared an outbreak with three students ill. St. Pat’s also has five students and one teacher who tested positive.

In all 64 people are ill in the school system.

Lambton Public Health also reported another outbreak in long term care. A staff member at Marshall Gowland Manor tested positive. There are now six outbreaks in long term care with eight employees ill.

Another 35 people tested positive for COVID-19 Friday according to public health. There are now 208 people ill – 22 more than Thursday.

Across the province there were 1,745 new cases of COVID-19 today and 10 deaths.

Lambton public health is also reporting the number of variants of the virus now stands at 46.