What is the current situation for Greater London?
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 29 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths on Wednesday.
According to the MLHU, on September 18, 85.5 percent of residents aged 12 and over received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 79.4 percent are fully vaccinated. Of the most recently reported cases in the past six weeks, over 67 percent were people who were not vaccinated.
The health unit reported 29 recoveries on Wednesday with 196 known active cases in the area. The 7-day rolling average of daily cases remains at 22.
Nine patients are being treated with COVID-19-related diseases, according to the London Health Sciences Center. There are five or fewer patients in the adult intensive care unit.
Five or fewer hospital network employees have tested positive for the virus and are in quarantine.
Vaccination certification system begins
A COVID-19 vaccine passport system goes into effect in Ontario on Wednesday that requires people to present proof of vaccination to enter thousands of non-essential locations across the province.
Restaurants, bars, sports venues, gyms, theaters, cinemas, and casinos are some of the places where staff must ask guests to provide a certificate stating that they have received two doses of an approved vaccine at least two weeks previously, along with ID, which matches your vaccination document.
You can download your vaccination card from this state government website.
COVID-19 cases in London schools
Four more cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Thames Valley District School Board on Tuesday:
- Bonaventure Meadows Public School.
- Lord Elgin Public School.
- Wilfrid Jury Public School.
- Sir Friedrich Banting Secondary School.
An active outbreak at the École élémentaire La Pommeraie, declared on September 17, has seen no further cases. Five members of the school community tested positive for COVID-19.
In September, 42 cases of COVID-19 were reported in schools in the London area and four cases in day care centers.
Here are the pop-up vaccination clinics
The MLHU is organizing three pop-up clinics on Wednesday:
- White Oaks Mall, 1105 Wellington Rd, London, available until 7:00 PM
- Medway Secondary School, 14405 Medway Road, Arva, available 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Arthur Stringer Public School, 43 Shaftesbury Ave., available 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
A full list of the weekend pop-up walk-in clinics can be found on the MLHU website here. Vaccinations are also available at mass vaccination sites in London.
COVID-19 updates across the region
Southwestern Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Wednesday. There are 65 ongoing cases at Elgin-Oxford.
Huron Perth Public Heath reported four new COVID-19 cases and no deaths on Wednesday. 31 active cases are known in the region.