Twelve new COVID-19 cases Friday, three workplace outbreaks

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A day after Ontario’s chief medical officer of health suggested the number of daily COVID-19 cases may be plateauing, the province is once again reporting over 4,500 new cases Friday.

Dr. David Williams told reporters Thursday, after the number of new cases dipped below 3,700, that while Ontario is in a “precarious position.

“All indication show we might be starting to bend the curve a bit, there has not been enough time yet, but we’re just starting to see the affect of the stay-at-home order, but were not there yet.”

Ontario reported 4,505 new COVID-19 cases Friday. Thirty four more people have died.

Thursday, 3,682 new cases were reported with 40 death.

In Lambton, there were 17 new cases reported Thursday and 12 on Friday.

The number of variants of concern are also rising, with 293 variants reported Thursday and 336 reported Friday.

There are three workplace outbreaks with 18 people COVID-19 positive.

Right now there are 79 people ill with COVID in Lambton.