What it’s good to learn about COVID-19 in London on Monday

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Recent developments:

  • This morning vaccinations were opened for people aged 75 and over.
  • There have been 1,699 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths across Ontario.
  • It has been two weeks since the last reported death in Middlesex-London.

What is the situation like in the London area?

The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths on Monday.

Seventeen of the most recent infections were in London, two in the Middlesex Center and one in the Thames Center.

Fifteen restores have been reported, of which 184 were active in the region.

Six other cases were investigated as worrying variants. There are still only four cases that have been confirmed to be from the UK. 52 cases with positive variants were examined in the region.

So far in March, 441 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in the London area, along with two deaths. The last death was reported two weeks ago.

The number of people being hospitalized is increasing in London. 13 patients with COVID-19 are five or fewer in intensive care. There are currently eight employees who have tested positive for the virus, according to the London Health Sciences Center. An outbreak is underway in the medical department on the fourth floor of the university hospital, involving six patients and fever as five employees.

Vaccination bookings will be extended to people aged 75 and over

The MLHU says it is inundated with requests for COVID-19 vaccine bookings from seniors 75 and older who are eligible to get a shot as of today.

The health unit said they had some challenges with their booking system this morning but the issues have since been resolved. They say they will continue to closely monitor the booking system.

#MLHU experienced challenges with his vaccine booking system this morning. We have resolved the issues and will continue to closely monitor the booking system. #LdnOnt #Middlesex / 1

– @ MLHealthUnit

Health officials said they received large numbers of phone calls and urge those who can book online to do so.

You can book an appointment online at covidvaccinelm.ca or by calling 226-289-3560.

As of March 14, 54,508 cases had been administered in Middlesex-London.

COVID-19 in the region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health reported 28 new cases Monday, bringing the number of known active infections in Elgin-Oxford to 75. The majority of ongoing cases in the region are in Woodstock at 38.

Two Woodstock schools remain closed following the recent outbreaks, including St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School and St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary School.

Huron Perth Public Health published four new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, including two in South Huron, one in Perth South and one in Stratford. There are currently 15 ongoing cases in the region.

There have now been 1,699 new cases and three more deaths across the province. The bulk of the new cases were in Toronto, where 500 people tested positive for the virus.