30 new COVID-19 instances have been reported in Middlesex-London, with the second faculty closed in Woodstock Ont


LONDON, ONT – The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reports 30 new COVID-19 cases with no new deaths on Sunday.

Sunday is the sixth day in a row with double-digit case numbers.

Lambton Public Health declared three outbreaks in Sarnia, Ont, over the weekend.

A staff member at Afton Park Place and a staff member and student from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School tested positive for COVID-19 in a press release on Saturday, LPH said.

An employee at Fairwinds Lodge Retirement Residence in Sarnia, Ontario tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

The London area now has 6,593 cases with 6,229 resolved and 185 deaths – no new ones – leaving 179 active cases. There are four confirmed variant cases and 46 positive screening cases.

There are active outbreaks in four senior facilities, a unit at the University Hospital of the London Health Sciences Center and an elementary school.

Fox Hollow’s retirement home in London, Ontario, declared its outbreak over Friday.

Southwestern Public Health is now dealing with outbreaks in two Woodstock, Ont. Schools.

There are eight cases at the London District Catholic School Board’s (LDCSB) St. Patrick’s Catholic School, some of which have been positively investigated for concerns.

The cases are between staff and students.

On Saturday, an LDCSB spokesman announced that the school would be temporarily closed until March 28 in a press release.

The Catholic primary school in St. Michael remains closed after four cases were reported there, including one affected variant.

Here are the most recent numbers available from other local health authorities, no new deaths have been reported:

Elgin-Oxford – 66 active, 2,671 total, 2,538 resolved, 67 deaths, 28 variants

Haldimand-Norfolk – five new, 48 active, 1,535 total, 1,443 resolved, 39 deaths

Huron-Perth – 19 active, 1,397 total, 1,328 resolved, 50 deaths, four variants

Gray-Bruce – 19 active, 737 total, 716 resolved, two deaths, 14 variants

Sarnia-Lambton – 21 new, 223 active, 2,586 total, 2,316 resolved, 47 deaths, 41 variants

Ontario health authorities are reporting more than 1,700 new cases of COVID-19 for the third year in a row.

The province confirmed 1,791 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday. The number of cases comes after officials recorded 1,745 more infections on Friday and 1,829 more infections on Saturday.