Local COVID count up 24, active cases climb to 122

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Another two dozen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Sarnia-Lambton.

Lambton Public Health said Friday that the total case count since March 25, 2020 has increased by 24 to 2,187.

The number of resolved cases increased by eight, pushing active cases up by 16 to 122.

The death toll stands at 46, unchanged since February 17.

The health unit was continuing to work with Kettle and Stony Point officials to manage a serious outbreak at the First Nation. Chief Jason Henry said Friday that there are now 34 active cases in the community, up from 22.

There are still six institutional and workplace outbreaks, and Bluewater Health has three positive patients in hospital.

The St. Clair Catholic District School Board reported that one staff member at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Sarnia has tested positive.

Lambton County is staying at the “Red-Control” level in the province’s COVID-19 Response Framework. On Friday the government announced that its stay-at-home order is being lifted as of Monday for Toronto, Peel Region and North Bay/Parry Sound. Toronto and Peel move into the strictest “Grey-Lockdown” category while North Bay will be placed in red. Seven other regions are moving to different restriction levels. Peterborough, Sudbury and Simcoe-Muskoka will go into red, Haldimand-Norfolk and Temiskaming will be orange; and Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge, and Renfrew County, will go into yellow.