17 circumstances of COVID-19 within the London space because the province has had the fewest circumstances since October | CBC information


Recent developments:

  • Ontario reported 699 new cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths on Tuesday.
  • More than 56 percent of the population 12 and older in the Middlesex-London has received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • 31 patients are being treated for COVID in London hospitals, nine of them in intensive care units.

What is the situation like for the London area?

The Middlesex London Health Unit reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths on Tuesday.

There have been 42 recoveries, with the number of known active cases in the region dropping to 228, according to the health unit.

The 7-day average of the daily case numbers continues a downward trend at 31. It has now been over a month and a half since the third wave peaked at 133 average cases.

There are 31 patients with COVID-19 in London hospitals, including nine in intensive care, according to the London Health Sciences Centers.

Less than five patients are cared for from outside the health region. Less than five employees tested positive for the virus and are isolating.

Tests and vaccinations for the region continue

The two London assessment centers continue to test operations for COVID-19. Test volume has decreased from a high of 867 during the peak of the third wave to an average of 366 swabs per day for the past two weeks.

Since the pandemic began, over 77,300 tests have been conducted in the Oakridge Arena and over 132,500 in the Carling Heights Optimist Community Center.

The North London Optimist Community Center on Cheapside Street near Highbury Ave is a vaccination center for residents of Middlesex-London. (Colin Butler / CBC)

The latest vaccination data shows that 56.9 percent of Middlesex-London residents 12 and older received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 3.7 percent received two doses. As of May 24, 255,659 doses had been administered since vaccinations began in early March.

Anyone 12 years of age or older is entitled to an initial vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine. Full details of eligibility can be found on the Health Department’s website.

To book a shot, visit covidvaccinelm.ca or call 226-289-3560 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily.

COVID-19 in the region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health reported four new COVID-19 cases and no deaths on Tuesday. There are currently 49 ongoing cases in Elgin-Oxford, including 13 in Tillsonburg, 12 in St. Thomas and nine in Woodstock.

Huron Perth Public Health reports a new case of the virus and no deaths. There are 41 active cases in Huron-Perth.

Meanwhile, Ontario reports 699 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the fewest in a single day as of October 2020.

The highest case numbers were in Toronto and the Peel region with 207 and 144, respectively.

The Ministry of Health reported nine other deaths across the province. 8,766 people have died of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.