Lady in her 60s, newest native COVID dying: Middlesex-London Well being Unit


The Middlesex-London Health Unit reports one new death related to COVID Friday.

A woman in her 60s, not linked to a long-term or retirement home, is said to have died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 355 across the region.

The London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) on Friday reports a further drop in the number of COVID patients in hospital.

It is reporting 23 inpatients with the virus, up from 27 on Thursday. There are currently 13 patients being treated for the virus at the LHSC, with ten being treated for the virus.

There are five or fewer patients in the adult intensive care unit of the LHSC, there are also five or fewer inpatients with COVID-19 in the children’s hospital and no inpatients in the pediatric intensive care unit.

The hospital says it has 167 staff members who have tested positive for the virus, unchanged from Thursday. St. Joseph’s Health Care reports 64 employees infected with the virus, up from 55 the previous day.

There are currently five institutional outbreaks in long-term care homes and hospitals across the region, with a new one reported at Longworth Retirement Residence on Friday.

Meanwhile, ICU admissions across Ontario fell to a low for 2022 with 193 Friday and 615 hospitalized patients.