- School-based pop-up vaccination clinics will begin next week in Middlesex-London.
- Ontario reports 370 new COVID-19 cases and seven more deaths on Thursday.
- There are 19 patients with COVID-19 in local hospitals, including nine in intensive care units.
What is the current situation for Greater London?
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 13 new COVID-19 cases for the region and no deaths on Thursday.
According to the health unit, 18 recoveries have been reported, with 109 active cases in Middlesex-London.
The 7-day moving average for cases is 13.
The London Health Sciences Center says it has 19 patients with coronavirus, including nine in intensive care. There are fewer than five employees who tested positive for the virus.
An outbreak continues in the University Hospital’s transplant department, where fewer than five patients and staff have been exposed to the disease.
Health department starts school vaccination clinics
The MLHU will host pop-up vaccination clinics for adolescents and their families who have not yet received their first vaccination in select schools in London and Middlesex County starting Monday.
The health department has consulted with the local school authorities to decide where the clinics will take place.
“We know that there are still people in the community who could not book a vaccination appointment or who cannot come to one of our vaccination clinics, but who would still like to be vaccinated. These clinics are for them, “said Dr. Alex Summers, Associate Medical Officer of Health at MLHU.
“We are grateful to our school leadership partners for allowing us to use their facilities and look forward to getting more vaccines up their sleeves in the next few weeks.”
The appointments for the school clinics begin on Saturday, June 19, at 8 a.m. Further information can be found on the MLHU website.
COVID-19 in the region and beyond
Southwestern Public Health reports four new COVID-19 cases for Elgin-Oxford and no deaths. There are 27 ongoing cases in the region.
Five new cases were reported for their health region on Thursday, according to Huron Perth Public Health. There are 20 active cases in Huron-Perth.
Meanwhile, Ontario reported 370 additional COVID-19 infections and seven more deaths.
The latest case numbers come when another vaccination record was broken on Wednesday with 210,611 vaccinations given.