One loss of life, 15 new COVID-19 circumstances in Middlesex-London

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Middlesex Center, Ontario. –

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 15 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Tuesday.

A man’s death in the 1970s was not associated with a nursing home or retirement home. Southwestern Public Health also reported a new COVID-19 death on Tuesday, a 75-year-old Aylmer man.

Middlesex-London now has a total of 14,109 cases and 240 deaths, with 13,703 cases resolved and 163 remaining active. There are 4,259 cases with a worrying variant.

Of the cases with an episode date in the last six weeks, 80.1 percent of the cases were unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or not yet protected by vaccination. The same group accounts for 78.8 percent of hospital admissions and 71.4 percent of deaths.

The London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) reports that there are nine inpatients with COVID-19, five or fewer of whom are in intensive care for adults.

The MLHU reports that 768,942 vaccine doses had been administered in the area as of Saturday.

Overall, 87.2 percent of eligible residents aged 12 and over receive at least one dose, while 82.1 percent are fully vaccinated. The age group with the lowest vaccination rate remains the 18- to 24-year-olds.

There are ongoing outbreaks at four schools or daycare centers in the area, including; Lord Elgin Public School, St. Catherine of Siena Elementary School, London Christian High and Kidlogic London.

The closure of Lord Elgin Public School due to the outbreak there has been extended for another week, while an outbreak at the Chelsea Green Children’s Center has been declared over.

REGIONAL COVID-19 COUNTS

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

  • Elgin-Oxford – nine new, 77 active, 4,348 total, 4,184 resolved, 87 deaths

  • Gray-Bruce – six new, 18 active, 2,334 total, 2,295 resolved, 23 deaths

  • Haldimand-Norfolk – no new, 23 active, 2,938 total, 2,860 resolved, 48 deaths

  • Huron-Perth – 23 new, 46 active, 2,205 total, 2,094 resolved, 65 deaths

  • Sarnia-Lambton – 14 new, 90 active, 3,933 total, 3,773 resolved, 70 deaths

Ontario health officials reported 429 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths on Tuesday.