COVID-19: Middlesex-London Well being Unit studies eight circumstances, 14 recoveries

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Eight new cases were reported by the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) on Thursday, totaling 12,821 cases with 52 active (a decrease of six), 12,538 resolved (an increase of 14) and 231 deaths.

The most recent deaths were reported last Friday involving a man in his fifties and a man in his sixties.

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The number of confirmed variants of concern cases has remained unchanged since Wednesday at 3,636.

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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
  • 129 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 11,587 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in London since the pandemic began, 380 at the Middlesex Center and 334 in Strathroy-Caradoc.

For more information, please visit the Health Unit’s Health Unit in Middlesex-London’s Summary of COVID-19 Cases page.

Hospital stays

The London Health Sciences Center says it has seven inpatients with COVID-19, a decrease from one from Wednesday, 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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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.





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Institutional breakouts

LHSC reported an outbreak in the B7-200 inpatient adult mental health unit / PICU at Victoria Hospital on Monday.

LHSC announced Tuesday that the outbreak was now contained. It is still listed as ongoing as of Thursday and includes fewer than five cases.

Vaccinations and tests

By July 31, 80.8 percent of residents 12 years and older had received at least one dose, while 66.9 percent received two doses.

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According to the MLHU, all deaths reported in the region since June 24 have been individuals who were completely unvaccinated.

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

Of all cases reported since June 24, 6.3 percent (or 18 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, down from 1.0 percent for the week of July 18.

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Ontario

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Ontario added 213 cases to its provincial list on Thursday, for a total of 551,338 with 1,706 active cases, 540,258 recoveries and 9,374 deaths – an increase of 14 from the previous day, although the province says 12 of the 14 occurred between February and May and were added as a result of data cleansing.

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According to Thursday’s report, 44 cases were recorded in Toronto, 31 in the Peel region, 18 each in the Hamilton and York region, 17 in Windsor-Essex, 14 in Waterloo, 11 in the Halton region and 10 in Middlesex-London ( note that the number of cases may not match the numbers reported by local health authorities on a given day).

The province says 80.7 percent of residents 12 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 70.5 percent are fully vaccinated.

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Elgin and Oxford

Southwestern Public Health added three cases and five recoveries on Thursday.

The total number of cases is 3,975 with 36 active cases, 3,855 resolved and 84 deaths.

Of the 36 active cases, 15 are in Woodstock, eight in St. Thomas and five in West Elgin. 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 six – all delta – to 889, with 766 listed as alpha variant, 72 as delta) and 51 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 3, 79.2 percent of residents aged 12 and over received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 65.2 percent two doses.

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Information on vaccination, vaccination eligibility and booking and canceling appointments 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 three cases on Thursday out of a total of 1,948 with 11 active cases, 1,880 recoveries and 57 deaths.

The number of cases in which a variant of concern was confirmed remains unchanged at 362.

Of the 11 active cases, eight are in Stratford, two in Perth South and one in South Huron. The number of cases by community can be viewed on the health unit’s dashboard.

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

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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 Thursday, 78.1 percent of people 12 and older had received at least one dose of vaccine, while 68.5 percent were fully vaccinated.

Starting this week, HPPH is offering “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 reported two cases and one recovery Thursday, totaling 3,640 cases with two active cases, 3,570 resolved and 68 deaths.

The most recent death involving anyone over 70 was reported last Monday.

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The number of confirmed variants of concern remains at 685.

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

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

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 Thursday, 76.5 percent of adults had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 69.6 percent were fully vaccinated.

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According to LPH, mass vaccination clinics will begin dismantling this month and appointments scheduled after August 10 will be canceled.

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.

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

– with files from Gabby Rodrigues from Global News

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