- The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 133 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 85 cases on Sunday.
- A total of 937 cases in the London area were positively examined for worrying variants.
- Ontario withdrew some of its new police powers on Saturday, the day after they were announced.
- The police are only allowed to stop vehicles or people if they are suspected of attending an organized public event or social gathering.
What’s the latest for the London area?
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 218 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, with 133 cases reported on Saturday and another 85 on Sunday. Another COVID-related death was reported on Sunday of a man in his 60s.
The majority of new cases affect people aged 29 years and younger, data from the MLHU show.
There are a total of 1,159 active cases in the region. In addition to the high number of cases, the number of worrying variants continues to rise.
According to the MLHU, a further 190 cases tested are mutation-positive and 937 cases are worrying variants.
Another outbreak was reported Friday in a Western University apartment building. According to the MLHU, London Hall is now the ninth dormitory breakout to remain active in the area.
COVID-19 in the region and beyond
There are 198 active cases in the area, according to the latest update from Southwestern Public Health on Friday monitoring Elgin-Oxford and St. Thomas.
Huron Perth Public Health published four new cases on Friday. The region has a total of 55 active cases.
Both public health units will not update their COVID-19 daily numbers until Monday.
Meanwhile, Ontario reported 4,250 new infections and 18 more deaths on Sunday as calls from health experts continue to mount for a new approach to contain the third wave.
The seven-day average in the province is up to 4,341 per day.
The Ontario government, the day after it announced, withdrew some of its new police powers, no longer allowing police to stop vehicles or people unless they are suspected of attending an organized public event or social gathering.
The Doug Ford administration first said Friday that police could stop people at random and ask why they are away from home and where they live, as part of a reinforced stay-at-home order by an increasing number of Contain COVID-19 cases.