20 new COVID-19 cases in London, Middlesex County

The Middlesex London Health Unit reported 20 new infections Sunday, up one from on Saturday and down 13 from Friday.

No new deaths have been reported since public health officials announced the death of a man in his 70s on Wednesday, September 29.

The number of active cases in the community, as of Sunday, is 166.

Three outbreaks remain active at schools in the London area. They are at Wilfrid Jury Public School, Ekcoe Central School, and Lord Elgin Public School. Lord Elgin has closed until next week as it deals with a growing number of cases. As of Saturday, Lord Elgin has 9 active cases.

The London Health Sciences Centre says it is caring for 13 COVID-19 patients, seven of whom are in intensive care.

As of Friday, Southwestern Public Health, the health unit for Elgin and Oxford counties, reported 21 new cases. It says there are a total of 43 active cases in the two counties.

Across Ontario, there were 580 new cases reported Sunday, along with two more deaths. Of the new infections reported Sunday, 407 cases involved people who are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or their vaccination status is unknown.

There are 263 people in the hospital being treated for COVID. Of today’s hospitalizations, 163 patients are in the ICU due to the virus.

Read original story from London Ontario – BlackburnNews.com

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