2 deaths, 10 new COVID-19 instances in Better London on Friday

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Recent developments:

  • Ontario reports 226 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths on Friday.
  • A man in his 50s and a man in his 60s have died of COVID-19 in Middlesex-London.
  • Six people are being treated for coronavirus-related illness in London hospitals.

What is the current situation for Greater London?

The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 10 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths on Friday. The men who died from COVID-19, one in their 50s and one in their 60s, were both not vaccinated against the virus, according to the health unit.

Five people have died of Covid-19 this month. According to the health department, all of the fatalities were unvaccinated people. There have been 231 deaths in Middlesex-London since the pandemic began.

Variant tests yielded a further 17 confirmations for the relevant delta variant. Since the first confirmation at the end of May, 110 cases have now been associated with the delta variance, which is almost 17 percent of the positive cases.

Eight recoveries were reported on Friday, with 55 active cases known in the area.

The London Health Sciences Center says it has six patients with COVID-related illnesses, including five or fewer in intensive care. Less than five employees have currently tested positive for the virus and are isolating.

According to the MLHU, 83.3 percent of people hospitalized in the past six weeks had not been vaccinated, 8.3 percent were partially vaccinated, and another 8.3 percent within 14 days of the first dose.

The vaccination stations at the Western Fair District Agriplex and the Caradoc Community Center in Mount Brydges will be open over the long weekend for anyone looking for a first or appropriate second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Further information can be found here 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 on Friday. According to the health department, there are 20 active cases in the region.

Huron Perth Public Health reported no new cases of the virus and no deaths. There are five ongoing cases in the health region.