Active COVID caseload increases by one in Sarnia-Lambton

A microbiologist performs a manual extraction of the coronavirus. (Photo by Tom Wolf from Flickr)

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Sarnia-Lambton increased by one Saturday.

Lambton Public Health reported 384 confirmed cases, an increase of two, but the number of resolved cases increased by one to 350, leaving a total of nine active cases.

There are no current outbreaks and the death toll remains at 25.

Bluewater Health reported Saturday that there is one person in hospital with the virus and 11 patients awaiting test results including pre-surgical screening.

Sarnia-Lambton remains at the low green level in the province’s colour-coded COVID framework.

Ontario reported 1,158 new cases of the virus Saturday, setting a new daily record.

Twenty new deaths were also announced across the province.