COVID-19: Middlesex-London Well being Unit stories 12 new circumstances on July 21st

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The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported twelve COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 12,713 with 56 active cases, 12,428 recoveries and 229 deaths.

The most recent death involved a partially vaccinated woman in her 80s reported last Thursday.

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The total number of cases with a worrying variant stands at 3,557, an increase of three from Tuesday.

The breakdown of the known variant cases is as follows:

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  • 3,379 cases of the alpha variant (B.1.1.7), identified for the first time in Great Britain
  • 102 cases of the gamma (P.1) variant, identified for the first time in Brazil
  • 70 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 11,496 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 has seven inpatients with COVID-19, with five or fewer of those patients in intensive care as of Wednesday.

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

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 involving patients, residents or health care workers – down from one case involving a health care worker, as reported Tuesday.

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 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.

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

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.

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 reports 135 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths, bringing the province’s total to 548,609 cases, including 9,300 deaths.

According to Wednesday’s report, 12 cases were reported in the Waterloo area, 26 in Toronto, 13 in Durham and 16 in the Peel area.

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

Across Ontario, 64 percent of adults are fully vaccinated, according to the province, while 80 percent have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Elgin and Oxford

Southwestern Public Health reported three more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

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The total number of cases is 3,932 with 20 active cases, 3,828 recoveries and 84 deaths.

The number of cases per community can be found on the dashboard of the health unit.

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

The number of variant-of-consority cases increased by 863, with 762 listed as alpha variant (a decrease of one), 51 as beta variant and 50 as delta variant (an increase of three).

No active institutional outbreaks have been reported in the region.

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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.

According to the SWPH on July 20, 77.3 percent of residents aged 12 and over received at least one dose and 55.1 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.

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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 two more cases and one new recovery on Wednesday, a total of 1,931 cases with 13 currently active, 1,861 recoveries and 57 deaths.

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

The number of confirmed variants of worrying cases increased by two to 342.

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

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The health department said in an update on Wednesday that “the common link” between the cases is that “they are not vaccinated”. The health unit is also calling for vigilance due to the high number of Delta variant cases in Gray Bruce, the neighbor of Huron Perth.

No active institutional outbreaks have been reported in the region, but in Wednesday’s update, HPPH says “there is an active outbreak in the workplace”.

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.

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HPPH’s vaccine dashboard reported that 76.5 percent of people 12 and older received at least one dose, while 56.5 percent were fully vaccinated by Wednesday.

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.

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Sarnia and Lambton

Lambton Public Health reported no new cases on Wednesday, but did report one additional death and recovery, bringing the total to 3,632 with three active cases, 3,562 recoveries and 67 total deaths.

Health officials tell Global News that the death involved someone over 80 who died in hospital.

Two other variants of worrying cases were confirmed for a total of 675.

There are currently no patients with COVID-19 in the hospital, 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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In a press release released Wednesday, Lambton Public Health said 74.9 percent of adults received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 60.8 percent are 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 asks everyone who has already received a first dose to book their appointment for the second dose as soon as possible.

“We are ahead of our original schedule and the mass immunization clinics will begin dismantling in August,” said health doctor Dr. Sudit ranade.

“While we will continue to hold smaller clinics at some locations, appointments for the second dose that were originally scheduled after August 10th are being canceled and residents are being encouraged to postpone the appointment as soon as possible.”

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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 from Global News.

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