COVID-19: Middlesex-London Well being Unit reviews 19 circumstances from Saturday to Monday

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The Middlesex-London health unit reported 19 new COVID-19 cases from Saturday to Monday, although the total number of cases in the region increased by 18, likely the result of a data cleansing on a previously reported case.

The MLHU reported six new cases on Monday, eight on Sunday and five on Saturday. The total number of cases in the region stands at 12,697.

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The number of restores rose by 25 to a total of 12,409.

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Fifty-nine cases are active and the death toll remains at 229, with the last one last Thursday involving a partially vaccinated woman in her 80s.

The total number of cases with a worrying variant stands at 3,533, an increase of one from Friday.

The breakdown of the known variant cases is as follows:

  • 3,370 cases of the alpha variant (B.1.1.7), identified for the first time in Great Britain
  • 99 cases of the Gamma (P.1) variant, identified for the first time in Brazil
  • 58 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.

The deputy health officer Dr. Alex Summers said Monday that the Delta variant is now the dominant strain in the region.

A total of 11,462 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in London since the pandemic began, 372 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 six inpatients with COVID-19 as of Monday, fewer than five 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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LHSC does not report patients from outside the area.

There are currently no LHSC employees who have tested positive for COVID-19.

At St. Joseph’s Health Care London, the organization reports a case involving a caregiver rather than any patient or resident case.

Institutional breakouts

The MLHU does not report any institutional outbreaks, however there is one outbreak related to indoor gatherings at Christ Embassy Church at 1472 Dundas Street in London.

As of last Thursday, six cases have been linked to the outbreak.





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Vaccinations and tests

The MLHU will be accepting walk-ins for the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in its mass vaccination clinics every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Currently, the MLHU only accepts walk-ins for the first few doses.

Summers added on Monday that the Pfizer vaccine will be available at all clinics operated by the MLHU, while Moderna will be available at its Western Fair Agriplex and North London Optimist Community Center mass vaccine clinics in London, as well as at its mass vaccine clinic at the Caradoc Community Center in Mount Brydges will be like in pop-up clinics operated by Middlesex-London Paramedic Services.

When asked if people will have a vaccine choice, Summers said, “To the best of our knowledge, if the inventory is available – and we expect it will – it will be an opportunity for Pfizer or Moderna give.

“We want you to be vaccinated and we will do our best to make sure it can be done.”

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Summers also approached anyone who got vaccinated to get vaccinated, stressing that the vaccine was “deeply safe”.

“Millions of Canadians and hundreds of thousands of people in our community have rolled up their sleeves and the results speak for themselves,” he said.

“And it’s effective. Essentially, the only people currently contracting COVID-19 are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. And everyone who becomes seriously ill, is hospitalized or dies of COVID-19 is not vaccinated. “

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The health department says 77.8 percent of residents 12 and older received at least one dose, while 46.3 percent received two doses.

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.

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

The health department also encourages anyone who has scheduled a second dose in the second half of August or later to try to postpone it until July.

Anyone wishing to test for COVID-19 can find information on the locations of test sites on the health center’s website.

The test positive rate in the region was 1.0 percent for the week of July 4, down from 1.3 percent for the week of June 27.

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Ontario

Ontario reported 130 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the province’s total to 548,347.

According to Monday’s report, 16 cases were reported in the Waterloo area, 18 in Toronto, 14 in Hamilton and 17 in the Peel area.

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

The province’s death toll remains at 9,294 as no new deaths have been recorded.

According to the province, 80 percent of adults in Ontario have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 63 percent are fully vaccinated.

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Elgin and Oxford

The total number of cases reported by Southwestern Public Health stands at 3,928 as of Monday, an increase of 13 from Friday.

Two more cases have now been resolved, bringing the total to 3,824. The death toll remains unchanged at 84, the last one last Wednesday involving a man in his 80s from Oxford County.

There are 20 confirmed active cases. The number of cases per community can be found on the dashboard of the health unit.

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A person with COVID-19 is currently in the hospital, according to the SWPH.

The number of variants of alarming cases rose by 10 to 859, of which 762 were alpha, 50 beta and 47 were delta.

No active institutional outbreaks have been reported in the region.

The region’s test positive rate was 1.2 percent for the week of July 4, down from 0.6 percent for the week of June 27.

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According to the SWPH on July 13, 76.1 percent of residents aged 12 and over received at least one dose and 46.8 percent received two doses.

Anyone over the age of 12 can rebook their second appointment 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 a COVID-19 vaccine.


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Huron and Perth

Huron Perth Public Health reported seven new cases and six recoveries from Saturday through Monday, bringing the total cases to 1,929 with 1,860 recoveries, 57 deaths and 12 active cases.

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The number of confirmed variant cases is unchanged from Friday at 335.

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

The number of cases by community can be viewed on the health unit’s dashboard.

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No active institutional outbreaks have been reported in the region.

The region’s test positive rate was 0.6 percent for the week of July 4, down from 0.9 percent for the week of June 27.

HPPH’s vaccine dashboard reported that 75.5 percent of people 12 years and older received at least one dose, while 53.9 percent were fully vaccinated as of Monday.

Information on vaccination eligibility and appointment scheduling can be found on the HPPH website. Specific information on booking a second dose of vaccine can also be found on the health department’s website.

Sarnia and Lambton

Lambton Public Health reported two new cases and four recoveries over the weekend, bringing the total to 3,630 and resolving 3,561 on Monday.

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There are currently four active cases. The number of deaths is unchanged at 65, as is the number of variant cases at 669. The last death was reported last Wednesday and affected a person aged 20 years.

One patient in their care is confirmed to have COVID-19, according to Bluewater Health. No active institutional outbreaks have been reported in the region.

The region’s test positive rate was 0.95 percent for the week of July 4, down from 0.8 percent for the week of June 27.

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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.

Some pharmacies also continue to offer Pfizer or Moderna shots.

According to Lambton Public Health, 74.8 percent of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 58.7 percent of adults are fully vaccinated.

– With files from Jessica Patton from Global News.

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