The Middlesex-London space noticed double-digit new COVID-19 instances once more on Wednesday

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LONDON, ONT. – The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the first time since July 1 that the daily case numbers in the region rose into double digits.

13 cases were reported on Canada Day.

After two new deaths from the virus on Tuesday, there were no new deaths on Wednesday. The death toll remains at 228.

There are now a total of 12,660 confirmed cases in the region, 59 of which are active and 12,373 resolved.

There are a total of 3.5231 cases with a worrying variant, with 55 being the highly contagious Delta strain.

From Wednesday, anyone who wants to get their first vaccination against COVID-19 can simply go to one of the four mass vaccination clinics in the region without an appointment.

“If you have not yet received your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you can now go to any clinic in the area and get your vaccination anytime before 5pm,” said Dr. Chris Mackie, MLHU health officer, in a statement Tuesday.

There are also a number of pop-up clinics across the area over the next few weeks that don’t require appointments.

REGIONAL COVID-19 COUNTS

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

Elgin-Oxford – two new, 15 active, 3,911 total, 3,812 resolved, 84 deaths (one new), 826 variants

Gray Bruce – 14 new, 197 active, 1,860 total, 1,663 fixed, 10 deaths, 527 variants

Haldimand-Norfolk – two new, eight active, 2,718 total, 2,657 resolved, 47 deaths

Huron-Perth – one new, nine active, 1,916 total, 1,850 resolved, 57 deaths, 333 variants

Sarnia-Lambton – zero new, six active, 3,626 total, 3,555 resolved, 65 deaths (one new), 667 variants

Ontario reported 153 new cases and seven more deaths on Tuesday.