Middlesex-London sees single digit COVID-19 instances on Monday


MIDDLESEX CENTER, ONT. – The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reports eight new cases of COVID-19, the first time since November that the region is back in single digits.

No new deaths were reported, bringing the region to a total of 6,027 cases, 5,661 resolved, 185 active, and 181 deaths.

Cases reported on Monday are a decrease from the weekend, when 30 cases were reported on Saturday and 13 on Sunday, plus one fatality.

The region last saw a single-digit case day on Nov. 23, when nine cases were reported.

The Thames Valley District School Board reported a new school case late Sunday at East Carling Public School and another Monday evening at Huron Park Secondary in Woodstock.

Across the London area, including the London School Catholic School Board, there are active cases in 10 schools and two outbreaks – at Caradoc North Public School and Clara Brenton Public School.

There are six active outbreaks in the area’s senior facilities, the last of which was reported at the Dearness Home on Saturday. Only one resident or staff case is required before an outbreak in a home is reported.

Southwestern Public Health is addressing three persistent outbreaks in Elgin and Oxford County facilities.

No new cases or deaths were reported over the weekend or Monday at the Caressant Care Retirement Home in Woodstock, which has seen 75 cases and two deaths, or PeopleCare Tavistock, which has seen 85 cases and 10 deaths.

Here are the cases in the region based on the latest publicly available data. Some regions do not report cases on Monday due to Family Day:

  • Elgin-Oxford – three new, 91 active, 2,436 total, 2,436 resolved, 64 deaths

  • Haldimand-Norfolk – no new, 19 active, 1,382 total, 1,319 resolved, 39 deaths

  • Gray-Bruce – four new, 22 active, 683 in total, 660 resolved, one death

  • Sarnia-Lambton – 61 active, 1,909 total, 1,803 resolved, 45 deaths (as of February 12)

  • Huron-Perth – 38 active, 1,287 total, 1,200 resolved, 40 deaths (as of February 13)

Due to the long weekend, no province numbers were available on Monday.

Starting Tuesday, local health regions will emerge from the order of stay at home and return to the color-coded COVID-19 response framework.

Here each region will be on February 16th:

  • Middlesex-London – red control

  • Elgin-Oxford – Red Control

  • Huron Perth – Orange Restrict

  • Sarnia-Lambton – Orange-Restrict

  • Haldimand-Norfolk-Orange-Restrict

  • Gray-Bruce – yellow protection

Details on which companies will reopen and what restrictions are in place can be found here. The full provincial level and company guidelines can be found here.