What’s the latest for London and the surrounding area?
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Thursday. The average number of cases after seven days remains unchanged at 12.
The health unit recorded 15 recoveries. There are now 93 active cases known in the London area.
No new COVID deaths were reported by the MLHU within 12 days.
School rates remain low
There is only one school in Middlesex-London with reported cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday. There are two active cases at Northbrae Public School.
A previous case of coronavirus at St. Anne’s Catholic School has been resolved, according to MLHU.
The London Health Sciences Center reports nine inpatients with COVID-19 and fewer than five in critical care. There are fewer than five employees who have currently tested positive for the virus.
COVID-19 in the region and beyond
Southwestern Public Health reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday after no cases were counted on Wednesday. There are currently 40 cases in the Elgin-Oxford area, including 11 new infections in the city of Aylmer.
Huron Perth Public Health reported seven new cases, including five in Perth South. There are currently 18 ongoing cases in the region.
Meanwhile, Ontario reported an additional 1,138 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday as the number of active infections increased across the province for the first time in more than six weeks.
New cases in today’s update include 339 in Toronto, 204 in the Peel Region, and 106 in the York Region.