There are 27 new COVID-19 instances and extra variant strains within the London space


Recent developments:

What’s the latest in the London area?

Middlesex London saw an increase in people who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The health unit reported 27 new cases.

One person, a woman in her seventies who was not affiliated with a nursing home, also died.

The Middlesex London Health Unit says there are four positive cases in the region, which are the UK variant strain.

It said on Monday that 21 others also have one of the more contagious strains but are waiting for test results to determine the type. A student from Saunders Secondary School is in this group.

147 active cases were known in the London area as of Monday.

Six senior citizens’ homes in the London area are battling outbreaks, including the most recent at Fox Hollow Retirement Residence and Meadow Park Care Center.

What’s the case outside of London?

Southwestern Public Health reported eight new infections on Monday in the area covering Oxford and Elgin counties, including St. Thomas and Woodstock.

It is said there are 61 known active cases, more than half of which are in Aylmer.

There are two persistent nursing home outbreaks in the region. A resident of the Maples Retirement Home in Tavistock has tested positive. A resident of Bethany Care in Norwich is also sick.

Huron Perth Public Health reports 24 known active cases in the area. 11 new cases were recorded on Monday, seven of which lived in Stratford.

The health unit says there are no outbreaks in nursing homes or schools.

In Ontario, a total of 1,631 new COVID-19 cases were ordered in three regions, including Toronto and Peel, on the same day. Monday’s cases mark the highest number of new infections in over a month.

How is the vaccination situation?

The phone booking system for Southwestern Public Health was overwhelmed with requests for vaccine appointments on Monday. The health unit asked people to leave only one message and assured them that the messages were received and processed.

Meanwhile, the lineups for vaccine appointments at London’s Agriplex last weekend were long.

According to the Middlesex London Health Unit, a total of 33,340 vaccinations have been given to date.

Lots of questions about delaying the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine (and other COVID vaccines) to four months instead of three weeks.

It was an excellent decision; Here’s why (thread).

– @ Healthmac