1 dying, 26 new COVID-19 circumstances within the London space on Monday

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Recent developments:

What is the situation like in the London area?

The Middlesex London Health Unit reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 and the death of a woman in her 70s on Monday. The low case number occurs after 102 additional infections were reported over the weekend.

The health unit recorded 68 recoveries with 672 persistent infections in the area.

The 7-day average for the daily number of cases goes back to 58.

The London Health Sciences Center claims to care for 51 patients with COVID-19 in local hospitals, 24 of them in intensive care. There are 29 patients from outside the health region, including 10 in acute care and 19 in intensive care units.

There are fewer than five employees who tested positive for the virus and are in quarantine.

The vaccination entitlement extends to all over 18-year-olds

The health unit announced that anyone born in 2003 and earlier will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday.

Bookings are open at 8 a.m. and can be booked online at covidvaccinelm.ca or by calling 226-289-3560 daily between 8 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.

The right to vaccinate also includes all persons aged 16 and over with a health risk. Detailed information on eligibility can be found on the MLHU website.

COVID-19 in the region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths on Monday. There are 124 ongoing cases in Elgin-Oxford, including 36 in Woodstock, 22 in Tillsonburg and 16 in St. Thomas.

There were 12 additional cases reported by Huron Perth Public Health for their area. There are 87 active cases, including 24 in South Huron and 24 in Stratford.

There have now been 2,170 more cases and four more deaths across Ontario.

Health officials announced that all 18-year-olds and older can get approval for COVID-19 vaccines, including Middlesex-London, a week before the scheduled start on Tuesday.