LPH reports 209 new cases of COVID-19

COVID-19 test tube. (Photo from Pixabay)

There was a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in Sarnia-Lambton Friday.

Lambton Public Health reported 209 new cases of the virus, and 16 more cases have been deemed resolved.

That puts the active case count to 775, an increase of 193 since Thursday.

The death toll remains at 83 and there are four community outbreaks, up one.

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, there have been 5,600 confirmed infections and 4,742 recoveries.

There are 16 COVID-positive patients at Bluewater Health, an increase of one since Thursday.