New COVID cases up eight, active infections down five

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After an uptick in new COVID-19 cases Thursday, Lambton Public Health reported just eight new infections Friday.

The health unit said the total case count since the pandemic began in March 2020 has reached 3,098. Cases considered resolved increased by 13 to 2,930, lowering the active case count by five to 114.

There’s one active outbreak at an unnamed workplace, unchanged in the last 24 hours.

Bluewater Health had seven COVID-positive patients in hospital, down two.