COVID-19: Middlesex-London Well being Unit provides 10 instances on Friday

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The Middlesex-London Health Unit added another 10 COVID-19 cases towards the end of the week, although the total number of cases has increased by nine, likely due to data cleansing. Six restorations were also included in the balance sheet.

As of Friday, the total of cases is 12,729 with 54 active cases, 12,446 recoveries and 229 on-site deaths.

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The most recent death involved a partially vaccinated woman in her 80s reported on July 15.

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The total number of cases with a worrying variant remains unchanged at 3,563.

The breakdown of the known variant cases is as follows:

  • 3,379 cases of the alpha variant (B.1.1.7), identified for the first time in Great Britain
  • 105 cases of the Gamma (P.1) variant, identified for the first time in Brazil
  • 73 cases of the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, identified for the first time in India
  • 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 11,510 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in London since the pandemic began, 373 at the Middlesex Center and 334 in Strathroy-Caradoc.

For more information, please see the Middlesex-London COVID-19 Case Summary page from the Health Department.

Hospital stays

The London Health Sciences Center says it will be caring for five or fewer inpatients with COVID-19 as of Thursday, with five or fewer of those patients in intensive care.

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

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LHSC does not report patients from outside the area.

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There are currently no LHSC employees who 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 does not report any institutional outbreaks.

On Thursday, the health department said an outbreak related to indoor gatherings at Christ Embassy Church on 1472 Dundas Street in London, which involved six cases, was now “under control”.


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Vaccinations and tests

The MLHU released updated vaccination data on Tuesday, showing that at the end of July 17, 79.0 percent of residents aged 12 and over had received at least one dose, while 56.6 percent were fully vaccinated.

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The health department is also now accepting walk-ins for the first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in their mass vaccination clinics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The opening times and days in many of the mass clinics will be reduced from next month. You can find all the details on our website.

Information on booking and canceling appointments can be found on the website of the health department.

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

Several pop-up walk-in clinics are planned across the region. A full list can be found on the health department’s website.

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 1.1 percent for the week of July 11, compared to 1.0 percent for the week of July 4.

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Ontario

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Ontario reported 192 COVID-19 cases and one new death on Friday for a total of 548,986 cases with 9,308 deaths.

According to Friday’s report, 43 cases were recorded in Toronto, 25 in the Peel region, 18 in the York and Waterloo regions, and 11 in the Hamilton and Durham regions.

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All other local health authorities reported 10 or fewer new cases in the provincial report.

According to the province, 66.0 percent of adults are fully vaccinated, while 80.5 percent have received at least one dose.

Elgin and Oxford

Southwestern Public Health did not report any new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

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The total number of cases is 3,932 with 17 active cases, 3,831 recoveries and 84 deaths.

Of the 17 active cases, nine are in Woodstock and four are in St. Thomas. The number of cases per community can be found on the dashboard of the health unit.

One person is currently in hospital with COVID-19, but is not in intensive care, according to the SWPH.

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The number of variants of alarming cases remains unchanged at 863, of which 762 are listed as alpha variant, 51 as beta variant and 50 as delta variant.

No active institutional outbreaks have been reported in the region.

The region’s test positive rate was 1.1 percent for the week of July 11, down slightly from 1.2 percent for the week of July 4.

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According to the SWPH on July 22, 77.8 percent of residents 12 and older received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 57.6 percent received two doses.

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From July 19, walk-in appointments will be possible in all SWPH mass vaccination clinics.

Appointments can be booked or rebooked via the online booking portal or by calling 1-800-922-0096 extension. 9.

The health department is also still encouraging people to add their names to a vaccination list for the same day.

Several pharmacies in the area continue to offer vaccinations against COVID-19.

Huron and Perth

Huron Perth Public Health reported a new COVID-19 case and two recoveries on Friday.

The total number of cases in the region is now 1,936 with 14 active cases, 1,865 recoveries and 57 deaths. There are 345 cases that have been confirmed to be a worrying variant.

Of the 14 active cases, eight are in Stratford. The number of cases by community can be viewed on the health unit’s dashboard.

HPPH reports that a person with COVID-19 is being hospitalized.

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No active institutional outbreaks have been reported in the region, but an unidentified workplace outbreak is ongoing.

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The region’s test positive rate was 0.9 percent for the week of July 11, versus 0.6 percent for the week of July 4.

HPPH’s vaccine dashboard reported that 76.8 percent of people 12 years and older received at least one dose of vaccine, while 59.6 percent were fully vaccinated by Friday.

Information on vaccination eligibility and appointment scheduling can be found on the HPPH website.


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Sarnia and Lambton

Lambton Public Health reported no new cases on Friday, bringing the total to 3,633 with four active cases, 3,562 recoveries and a total of 67 deaths.

The most recent fatality was reported on Wednesday and affected a man over 80 who died in hospital.

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The number of confirmed variants of concern remains unchanged at 675.

There are currently no patients with COVID-19 in the hospital, according to Bluewater Health.

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

The region’s test positive rate was just 0.34 percent for the week of July 11, down from 0.95 percent for the week of July 4.

As of Friday, 75.1 percent of adults had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 63.0 percent were fully vaccinated.

On Saturday, July 24th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dow Center for Youth in Sarnia, there will be a walk-in clinic for everyone aged 12 and over who needs a first dose. You can find more information on the website of the health department.

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LPH also urges anyone who has already received a first dose to book their appointment for the second dose as soon as possible as the region prepares to discontinue mass immunization clinics in the next month.

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

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.

Some pharmacies also continue to offer Pfizer or Moderna shots.

—With files from Jessica Patton of Global News

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