London, Middlesex record 21 new COVID-19 cases

The London-Middlesex region has started the weekend with a jump in the number of single-day COVID-19 cases.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 21 new cases on Saturday, which is an increase from the 11 new cases on Friday. It is the 11th straight day the number of new cases has been in the double-digits.

The total number of active cases in the region sits at 174.  London-Middlesex has recorded a total of 13,917 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, while the death toll remains unchanged at 238.

Just over 82 per cent of the 887 new COVID-19 cases reported since August 13 were among people who were not yet fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated and those who have only received one dose also accounted for 88.2 per cent of all hospitalizations locally over the last six weeks.

As of September 18, 79.4 per cent of eligible residents in London-Middlesex were fully vaccinated.

As of Friday, the London Health Sciences Centre has 11 COVID-19 inpatients in its care. Of those, five or fewer are listed in intensive care and none are admitted to Children’s Hospital. Currently, there are five or fewer hospital staff who have tested positive for the virus.

-With files from Miranda Chant

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