COVID-19: Day by day caseload updates ending; London hospital intensive-care depend hits zero – The London Free Press

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London’s public health office is trading its daily COVID-19 reporting for a twice-weekly schedule, as the number of COVID-19 intensive care patients in the region’s largest hospital drops to zero.

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London’s public health office is trading its daily COVID-19 reporting for a twice-weekly schedule, as the number of COVID-19 intensive care patients in the region’s largest hospital drops to zero.

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The Middlesex-London Health Unit is stopping its daily updates, published at its online dashboard around 11 a.m. daily, next week and will instead post reports on Mondays and Thursdays.

“The current five-day-a-week schedule has been in place since July 2021 and no longer aligns with the current level of COVID-19 activity in the community, or the reporting frequency of other public health partners,” the health unit said in a statement Friday.

London Health Sciences Centre, which is still posting daily updates on its COVID-19 inpatient count, had 10 patients with the virus Friday and none in intensive care. There were no COVID-positive patients in Children’s Hospital Friday.

LHSC’s COVID patient count in intensive care also dropped to zero on May 24. But the number was skyrocketing earlier this year, reaching a record high during the third wave in April and May 2021 when the hospital had as many as 44 positive patients in critical care beds.

LHSC’s total COVID-19 inpatient count reached a record of 166 patients twice in January, during the Omicron-fueled sixth wave.

The health unit’s twice-weekly updates will include data on the number of confirmed cases, total COVID-19-related deaths, active cases and the number of resolved cases.

In the early days of the pandemic, the health unit was posting COVID-19 updates on its online dashboard seven days a week.

The health unit reported 14 new COVID-19 cases Friday and no additional deaths.