COVID-19: Middlesex-London Well being Unit experiences 15 instances on Tuesday

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On Tuesday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 15 more COVID-19 cases and seven recoveries.

However, the total number of cases rose 16 from Monday to 12,878 with 71 active, 12,576 recoveries and 231 deaths.

The most recent deaths were reported on July 30th involving a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s.

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Of all since 29.

The number of confirmed cases of concern increased by 14 to 3,661, with all new cases relating to the delta variant.

The breakdown of the known variant cases is as follows:

  • 3,381 cases of the alpha variant (B.1.1.7), identified for the first time in Great Britain
  • 154 cases of the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, identified for the first time in India
  • 120 cases of the Gamma (P.1) variant, identified for the first time in Brazil
  • two cases of the beta variant (B.1.351), identified for the first time in South Africa
  • a case of the kappa variant (B.1.617.1), identified for the first time in India
  • a case of the Zeta variant (P.2), first identified in Brazil

In addition, only one case is listed as B.1.617 and one case as B.1.617.3.

A total of 11,637 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in London since the pandemic began, 382 at the Middlesex Center and 334 in Strathroy-Caradoc.

For more information, see the Health Unit’s Middlesex-London Health Unit Summary of COVID-19 Cases.

Hospital stays

The London Health Sciences Center says it has seven inpatients with COVID-19, five or fewer of whom are in intensive care.

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To protect patient privacy, LHSC only reports certain numbers when there are more than five.

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Less than five LHSC employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

At St. Joseph’s Health Care London, the organization does not report any cases from patients, residents or caregivers.

Institutional breakouts

The MLHU says an outbreak, which was declared on July 30th at the Pond Mills Children’s Center, is ongoing. The health unit says there is currently one case linked to the childcare center, up from two on Monday.

The health unit also says that an outbreak at the Thames Center Playground Program Day Camp that was declared July 30th was resolved on August 6th and also included two cases.


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Vaccinations and tests

The MLHU published updated vaccination data on Tuesday.

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The health unit now says that by the end of Aug. 7, 679,820 doses of vaccine had been administered in the area.

Of residents aged 12 and over, 81.4 percent have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 69.7 percent are fully vaccinated.

In the case of residents aged 18 and over, 81.4 percent were vaccinated with at least one dose and 70.7 percent were completely vaccinated.

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According to the MLHU, all deaths reported in the region since June 29 have been individuals who were completely unvaccinated.

Most hospital admissions were unvaccinated, not yet protected from vaccination (infection occurred less than 14 days after the first dose), or partially vaccinated (infection occurred more than 14 days after the first dose but less than 14 days after the second dose) .

However, one case, or 6.25 percent of hospital admissions since June 28, was of a person who was fully vaccinated.

Of all cases reported since June 29, 7.54 percent (or 23 cases) involve fully vaccinated people.

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On the health department’s website, residents can find information on pop-up clinics, mass vaccination clinics, and pharmacies; Guidance for people vaccinated outside the province or country; Transport assistance for the needy; and more.

Anyone who would like to be tested for COVID-19 can find out about the locations of the test sites on the website of the health department.

The test positive rate in the region was 1.4 percent for the week of July 25, based on the latest data available, down from 1.0 percent for the week of July 18.

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Ontario

The Ontario government reported 321 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths.

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According to the province’s latest data report, 96 new cases were recorded in Toronto, 31 in the Peel region, 31 in Hamilton, 30 in the York region and 22 in Windsor. All other health facilities each had fewer than 20 new cases.

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According to the province, 81.05 percent of residents 12 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 71.95 percent are fully vaccinated.

Provincial officials are now also including data on the vaccination status of those hospitalized for COVID-19.

Preliminary data shows that 13 people in general hospital wards were fully vaccinated due to COVID-19, while 48 were unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated. Three people in intensive care units were fully vaccinated while 13 were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

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Elgin and Oxford

Southwestern Public Health reported four COVID-19 cases and two recoveries on Tuesday for a total of 3,995 cases, with 30 active, 3,881 recoveries and 84 deaths.

Of the 30 active cases, 13 are in Woodstock and 10 in St. Thomas. The number of cases per community can be found on the dashboard of the health unit.

No one is currently hospitalized with COVID-19, according to SWPH.

The number of worrying cases rose by one to 915, with 766 listed as alpha, 98 as delta (an increase of one) and 52 as beta.

No active institutional outbreaks have been reported in the region.

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The region’s test positive rate was 1.4 percent for the week of July 25, down from 0.5 percent for the week of July 18.

According to the SWPH on August 8, 79.7 percent of residents aged 12 and over received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 67.7 percent received two doses.

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Information on vaccination centers, vaccination eligibility and appointment booking and cancellation can be found on the website of the health department.

People can also enter their names weekly on the vaccination list of the health department, also known as the cancellation list, which appears on the same day.

Selected pharmacies in the region continue to offer vaccinations against COVID-19.


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Huron and Perth

Huron Perth Public Health reported two cases and two recoveries on Tuesday for a total of 1,959 with 15 active cases, 1,887 recoveries and 57 deaths.

The number of cases where a variant of concern has been confirmed remains at 363.

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Of the 15 active cases, nine are in North Perth. The number of cases by community can be viewed on the health unit’s dashboard.

No one was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday and no active outbreaks have been reported in the area.

There is currently one confirmed COVID-19 case involving a health worker, according to HPPH.

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The region’s test positive rate was 0.3 percent for the week of July 25, down from 0.9 percent for the week of July 18.

HPPH’s vaccine dashboard showed that as of Tuesday, 78.9 percent of people 12 and older had received at least one dose of vaccine, while 70.2 percent were fully vaccinated.

HPPH offers “more options to make vaccination easier for residents, including walk-ins, evening hours, pop-up locations and a drive-through clinic”. You can find more information on the website of the health department.

For information on pharmacies that offer COVID-19 vaccines, visit the province’s website.

Sarnia and Lambton

Lambton Public Health recorded another COVID-19 case and recovery on Tuesday.

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The total number of cases is now 3,643 while there are four active, 3,571 recoveries and 68 deaths.

The last death involving anyone over 70 was reported on July 26th.

The number of confirmed variants of concern increased by one to 689.

A patient with COVID-19 is currently in the hospital, according to Bluewater Health.

Lambton Public Health is not reporting any active outbreaks in the area.

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The region’s test positive rate was 0.82 percent for the week of July 25, down from 0.36 percent for the week of July 18.

As of Tuesday, 77.3 percent of adults had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 70.9 percent were fully vaccinated.

Of the 12 and older people, according to LPH, 76.3 percent received at least one dose, while 69.4 percent are fully vaccinated.

Those who can get vaccinated on short notice are encouraged to sign up for Lambton Public Health’s daily vaccine standby list.

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Residents can book and rebook COVID-19 vaccine appointments through the health center’s registration page. People can also call the vaccine call center at 226-254-8222.

For information on pharmacies that offer COVID-19 vaccines, visit the province’s website.

– with files from Nick Weroll from Global News

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