LONDON, ONT – The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reports 25 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths in the area on Saturday.
From Monday, every region in southwestern Ontario will sit here in the frame:
Red check: Sarnia-Lambton, Windsor-Essex
Orange Restriction – Middlesex-London, Elgin-Oxford, Chatham-Kent, Haldimand-Norfolk
Yellow Protection – Huron-Perth
Prevent Green – Gray-Bruce
There were concerns that Elgin-Oxford would blush again due to rising case numbers related to an outbreak at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ont.
There have been 94 cases in the college as of February 22, and all face-to-face classes were suspended for 14 days in early March.
The province also relocated to reopen in Toronto and the Peel Region by reversing the home stay order and moving them to the gray no-go area.
With the new cases on Saturday, the London area now has a total of 6,276 cases, of which 5,952 were resolved and 184 died, leaving 140 active cases. No new deaths were reported.
Outbreaks are currently occurring at four senior citizen facilities in the area and the Essex Hall residence at Western University.
A new outbreak has also been reported at St. Mark Catholic School, while a new case has been reported at Bonaventure Meadows Public School with three confirmed cases.
As of Saturday, there are six confirmed COVID-19 cases at Sir Arthur Carty Catholic School.
Mr. Frederick Banting Secondary School has two cases of COVID-19.
Here are the last available local health authority numbers:
Elgin-Oxford – five new, 75 active, 2,566 total, 2,424 resolved, 67 deaths
Sarnia-Lambton – 21 new, 134 active, 2,208 total, 2,028 resolved, 46 deaths
Haldimand-Norfolk – 37 active, 1,449 total, 1,368 resolved, 39 deaths
Gray-Bruce – one new, 39 active, 712 in total, 699 resolved, two deaths
Huron-Perth – seven new, 24 active, 1,353 total, 1,279 resolved, 50 deaths
Ontario reports a one day decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases, with fewer than 1,000 new infections recorded.