On a soar in COVID-19 instances, Middlesex-London tops 14Okay

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Middlesex Center, Ontario. –

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reports 33 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and 21 on Thursday, pushing the region above the 14,000 mark.

The area now has a total of 14,033 cases and 239 deaths (no new ones), with 13,638 cases resolved and 156 remaining active. There are 4,250 cases with a worrying variant.

The two-day surge in cases lifted the seven-day moving average back to 19.6 after falling for more than a week.

Of the cases with an episode date in the last six weeks, 82 percent of the cases were unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or not yet vaccinated. The same group accounts for 84.4 percent of hospital admissions and 71.4 percent of deaths.

The London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) reports that it has 13 inpatients with COVID-19, seven of them in intensive care for adults.

There are ongoing outbreaks at four schools or daycare centers in the area, including; Lord Elgin Public School, Ekcoe Central School, Wilfrid Jury Public School and Kidlogic London.

Lord Elgin will remain closed until October 5th, and during the closure, students have returned to virtual learning. The health department reports eight confirmed cases to the school.

One outbreak at the École élémentaire La Pommeraie has been declared over and there are no outbreaks in senior facilities in the area.

REGIONAL COVID-19 COUNTS

Here are the last available numbers of other local health authorities:

  • Elgin-Oxford – 21 new, 43 active, 4,295 total, 4,166 resolved, 86 deaths

  • Gray Bruce – no new, 10 active, 2,314 total, 2,276 resolved, 22 deaths

  • Haldimand-Norfolk – one new, 27 active, 2,931 total, 2,849 resolved, 48 deaths

  • Huron-Perth – four new, 30 active, 2,166 total, 2,071 resolved, 65 deaths

  • Sarnia-Lambton – 17 new, 95 active, 3,887 total, 3,722 resolved, 70 deaths

Ontario health officials reported 1,315 new COVID-19 infections and 20 deaths in the past two days.