London hospital staff with COVID-19


The number of hospital workers in London who have contracted COVID-19 continues to rise.

According to the London Health Sciences Center (LHSC), 294 workers tested positive on Friday, up from 273 on Thursday. Citywide, St. Joseph’s Health Care is reporting 151 employees with the virus, up 13 from the previous day.

The number of patients being treated for COVID-19 at the LHSC has increased slightly.

The hospital is currently treating 41 patients, up from 37 yesterday. There are currently 24 people being treated for COVID-19 and 17 being treated for the virus.

Six patients are in adult critical care, five or fewer in children’s hospital and zero in pediatric critical care.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting no new deaths related to the virus on Friday, with the death toll stuck at 365.

There are currently seven institutional outbreaks in hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes across the region.

Ontario on Friday reports 1,135 COVID-19 hospitalizations from COVID-19 as the positivity rate nears 20 percent.