What is the current situation in the London area?
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 97 new COVID-19 infections over the weekend, with 63 cases recorded on Saturday and 34 on Sunday.
Another 156 cases were marked as resolved over the weekend, bringing the region’s active case number to 557.
Over the course of the pandemic, Middlesex-London recorded 11,983 cases of COVID-19 and 217 deaths related to the disease.
The seven-day rolling average is now 54.
The MLHU said it will not update its COVID-19 dashboard on Monday due to the holidays.
As of Friday, the London Health Science Center (LHSC) announced that 48 patients with COVID-19 were being treated in local hospitals. Of these patients, 19 are in intensive care.
Less than five LHSC employees have tested positive for the virus and are in isolation.
COVID-19 in the region and beyond
The latest data from Southwestern Public Health, released Friday, shows 104 ongoing cases in Elgin-Oxford, including 40 in Woodstock, 12 in St. Thomas and 17 in Tillsonburg.
Huron Perth Public Health has 54 active COVID-19 cases, including 21 in Huron County and 15 in Stratford.
Meanwhile, the province reported 1,691 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths on Sunday.
Starting on Sunday, Ontarians aged 12 and over can book COVID-19 vaccines through the provincial system. Only the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has been approved for use in people between the ages of 12 and 18.
Health Secretary Christine Elliot said 8,065,607 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered across the province by Saturday evening.