Point Edward, ON – Starting November 5, 2020, Lambton Public Health will report changes to local COVID-19 cases and outbreaks daily by 11:00 a.m., in order to align with the provincial COVID-19 reporting schedule.
Lambton Public Health has provided daily COVID-19 updates to the public through two surveillance reports. The summary report, updated daily 7 days of the week, includes the total number of cases, number of active, resolved, and fatal cases, and the number of current outbreaks. The detailed report, now updated daily from Monday to Friday, is an interactive dashboard including case details and trends, outbreak information, data on the capacity of local public health and health care systems, and a new case map. Like Ontario’s COVID-19 surveillance report, the local reports will be accurate as of 4:30 p.m. the previous day.
“This change is in line with how most public health units in Ontario are reporting local cases, and is part of ensuring a sustainable public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Siobhan Churchill, Epidemiologist with Lambton Public Health. “Providing access to the surveillance reports continues to be a priority.”
Lambton residents are reminded to continue to practice good public health safety measures. Limit social interactions, practice physical distancing, wear a mask when you cannot physically distance or are required to do so, wash your hands frequently, and please stay home if you are sick. We all have a role to play at reducing COVID-19 in our community. We can get through this together, because we are stronger, together.
To learn more about how Lambton Public Health manages COVID-19 reporting or about the new surveillance tool visit LambtonPublicHealth.ca.