COVID-19: The London area information the pandemic’s highest single-day demise toll

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Local health officials on Wednesday recorded the pandemic’s largest single-day COVID-19 death toll, with eight new deaths, including a triple-vaccinated man in his 40s.

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The Middlesex-London Health Unit says the eight deaths are not a data dump that has caused statistical anomalies in the past. According to unofficial LFP records, this sets a new mark for deaths in a day after seven were recorded in a day last month and once in January 2021.

Details of the latest deaths according to health officials:

  • Male, 40 years – three doses of vaccine
  • Male, 60 years – two doses
  • Male, 60 years – three doses
  • Male, 60 years old – unvaccinated
  • Male, 60 years (long-term care dependent) – three doses
  • Male, 70 – unvaccinated
  • Female, 90s – two cans
  • Male, 90 years (long-term care dependent) – three doses

January was the second-deadliest month of the pandemic in London and surrounding Middlesex County, with 46 deaths attributed to the virus. The February death toll has now exceeded that number, according to LFP tracking. January 2021 remains the deadliest month locally, with 71 fatalities.

There are encouraging figures at the London Health Sciences Centre, where eight COVID patients were in intensive care on Wednesday – 50 per cent fewer than a week earlier. There were a total of 51 inpatients at the London hospital on Wednesday, the lowest mark since pandemic restrictions, which are now ending, were lifted on January 5.

As of Wednesday, six COVID patients were in the children’s hospital and five or fewer in the pediatric intensive care unit. The number of employees diagnosed with the virus stood at 160, well below the Omicron wave high of 512 set on Jan. 12.