COVID-19: Middlesex-London Well being Unit stories 9 new instances, 1 extra dying

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The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported nine new cases of COVID-19, one death and five recoveries on Thursday.

The death affected an 80-year-old woman who was not affiliated with a nursing or retirement home. The health doctor Dr. Chris Mackie says she was partially vaccinated but didn’t get her second dose.

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The total number of cases in the region is 12,669, with 12,378 recoveries, 62 active cases, and 229 total deaths.

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The total number of cases with a worrying variant is 3,531.

The breakdown of the known variant cases is as follows:

  • 3,369 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
  • 57 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 11,447 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in London since the pandemic began, 369 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 nine inpatients with COVID-19, fewer than five of whom are 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.

Fewer than five LHSC employees have COVID-19 among employees.

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


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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 Thursday, six cases have been linked to the outbreak.

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Vaccinations and tests

As of Wednesday, the MLHU will accept walk-ins for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in its mass vaccination clinics.

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.

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 Oakridge COVID-19 Assessment Center at 825 Valetta St. will be permanently closed on July 16.

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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 reported 143 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, the seventh straight day below 200. The total number of cases in the province now stands at 547,705.

According to Thursday’s report, 25 cases have been recorded in both the Waterloo and Gray Bruce areas, and 20 in Toronto. All other local health authorities reported fewer than 10 cases.

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The province’s death toll rose to 9,275 as 10 more deaths were recorded. About 98 percent of all known cases in the province are listed as recovered.

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According to the province, 59.5 percent of the adult population are fully vaccinated, while 79.6 percent have received at least one dose.

Elgin and Oxford

Southwestern Public Health reported two new cases and five recoveries on Thursday.

The total number of cases is now 3,913, with 3,817 cases listed as resolved, 12 ongoing and 84 deaths (the last recorded Wednesday with a man in his 80s from Oxford County).

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.

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The number of affected variants rose by one to 827, of which 755 were alpha variants, 48 ​​beta variants and 24 delta variants.

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 a new case Thursday, bringing the total to 1,918.

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The death toll remains unchanged at 57, as does the number of confirmed variant cases at 333. Another recovery has been reported, bringing the total to 1,851. Ten cases are currently active.

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 were reported in the region as of Thursday.

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 75.2 percent of people 12 years and older received at least one dose, while 51.1 percent were fully vaccinated by July 12.

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 a new case and two recoveries on Thursday.

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The total number of cases in the region is 3,627 with 3,557 resolved cases, five active cases and 65 deaths.

Health officials confirmed to Global News Thursday that the death recorded on Wednesday occurred on July 12 at a hospital outside of Lambton County that involved someone in their twenties.

Of the deaths recorded over the weekend, one person in their 60s died at Bluewater Health on July 9, while someone in their 50s also died at Bluewater Health on July 8.

The number of variants in the region rose by one to 668.

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.

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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.

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.

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According to Lambton Public Health, 74.4 percent of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 55.9 percent of adults are fully vaccinated.

—With files from Kelly Wang and Gabby Rodrigues from Global News

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