COVID-19 hospitalizations, London space dying toll rises


A woman in her 70s is the latest COVID-19 death in the London area.

The Middlesex London Health Unit confirmed on Tuesday that the woman, who was linked to a care home, had succumbed to the virus. Her death brought the local death toll to 441.
Another 173 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the health unit since it last updated its COVID-19 dashboard last Thursday. But public health officials warn that single-day case numbers underestimate community spread as eligibility changes limit who can get a test. The total number of cases in the region stands at 42,771 since the pandemic began.

The number of resolved cases rose to 41,851, and the number of active cases on-site fell by 56 to 479 over the past five days.

The health unit’s next scheduled COVID-19 update is on Thursday.

The London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) said it currently has 58 patients with the virus in its care. That’s an increase of five since late last week. Hospital officials said 19 of the current inpatients are being treated for the virus, while the other 39 are being treated for other illnesses but have tested positive for COVID.

The intensive care unit has six infected patients, up from five or fewer last Thursday. There are no inpatients with the virus in the Children’s Hospital. For the first time this month, no children were hospitalized due to COVID-19.

The number of hospital workers who tested positive fell by 24 on Tuesday. There are now 76 infected LHSC staff.

The Hospital Network reports two level two COVID-19 outbreaks at University Hospital. One is on the U4 medical unit, the other is on the U6 CVT ward station. There are currently no outbreaks at Victoria Hospital.

Southwestern Public Health, the health unit covering Elgin and Oxford counties, only updates its COVID-19 case dashboard on Wednesdays, while the province releases its weekly updated figures on Thursdays.


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