LPH reports over 150 new COVID cases

COVID-19 test tube. (Photo from Pixabay)

Lambton Public Health reported 152 new lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last week.

In its update Wednesday, the health unit reported that since the start of the pandemic two and a half years ago, there have been 13,816 infections and 155 related deaths locally.

The daily average number of cases is 18, down slightly from 21 a week ago.

The health unit is monitoring seven outbreaks in congregate settings. The latest was declared Tuesday at Afton Park Place Long Term Care Home.

There are 14 COVID-positive patients at Bluewater Health.