Lambton registers 39 COVID-19 cases in two days

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Lambton Public Health is reporting another 39 cases of COVID-19 over the last two days.

Statistics released Friday showed 18 new cases in Lambton, with another 21 Saturday. There are 21 more people ill with the virus now with 197 in total and an additional 18 recoveries. Another outbreak has also been cleared, however public health in Lambton does not release detailed data on weekends.

During a public health briefing, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, pointed out lockdowns had reduced the number of cases in Lambton. Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Sudit Ranade, agreed the seven day average of cases is trending down.

Meantime, Ontario reported more than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the last two days; 3,089 Friday and 3,009 Saturday with another 39 deaths. The province continues to test about 60,000 people per day for the virus and now about five per cent of those tests become positive.

Ontario entered a province-wide lockdown Saturday morning however the measures allow retail outlets and many workplaces to continue to operate. That’s unlike earlier lockdowns when many businesses were forced to close.

The main difference for the next four weeks in Lambton will be restaurants will only be able to serve takeout food. Salons, which were expecting to open April 12, will now remain closed.