Advertisement

COVID-19: 20 new cases in London and Middlesex since last update Friday

Click to play video: 'Ontario ‘must remain vigilant’ in Step 3 of COVID-19 reopening amid Delta variant spread: top doctor' Ontario ‘must remain vigilant’ in Step 3 of COVID-19 reopening amid Delta variant spread: top doctor
Ontario’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Kieran Moore said on Friday that the province will remain in Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan for at least 21 days, until 80 per cent of eligible people aged 12 and older have at least one vaccine dose and 75 per cent are fully immunized. – Jul 9, 2021

Jump to: HospitalizationsOutbreaksVaccinations and testingOntarioElgin and OxfordHuron and PerthSarnia and Lambton


The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 20 new COVID-19 cases since its last update on Friday.

This includes five new cases on Saturday, seven on Sunday and eight on Monday.

The MLHU also reported 22 recoveries since Friday and no new deaths.

The region’s total case count stands at 12,640, of which 12,359 people have recovered.

The death toll remains unchanged at 226. At least 55 cases are active.

Two more variant cases have been flagged for a total of 3,503.

Story continues below advertisement

Read more: Grey Bruce Health Unit declares COVID-19 outbreak tied to field party

The breakdown of variant cases is as follows:

  • 3,363 cases of the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), first identified in the U.K.
  • 96 cases of the Gamma (P.1) variant, first identified in Brazil
  • 37 cases of the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, first identified in India
  • two cases of the Beta (B.1.351) variant, first identified in South Africa
  • one case of the Kappa (B.1.617.1) variant, first identified in India
  • one case of the Zeta (P.2) variant, first identified in Brazil

There are also two cases listed only as B.1.617 and one case listed as B.1.617.3.

A total of 11,439 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in London since the pandemic began, while 361 have been in Middlesex Centre and 334 in Strathroy-Caradoc.

Further information can be found on the health unit’s Summary of COVID-19 Cases in Middlesex-London page.

Read more: London, Ont., businesses low on staff but optimistic to reopen once Ontario enters Step 3

Hospitalizations

The London Health Sciences Centre says it is caring for nine inpatients with COVID-19 as of Monday, with fewer than five in the intensive care unit.

Story continues below advertisement

Of those, no patients in acute care are from outside of the region and fewer than five in the ICU are from outside of the region. In an effort to protect the privacy of patients, LHSC only provides specific numbers when there are more than five.

Fewer than five staff members currently have COVID-19.

At St. Joseph’s Health Care London, the organization reported no current COVID-19 cases among its patients or staff.

Click to play video: 'COVID-19: What if we need to get a third booster shot?' COVID-19: What if we need to get a third booster shot?
COVID-19: What if we need to get a third booster shot? – Jul 9, 2021

Institutional outbreaks

The MLHU is not reporting any institutional outbreaks, however, there is an outbreak tied to indoor gatherings at Christ Embassy Church at 1472 Dundas St. in London.

As of Thursday, six cases were associated with the outbreak.

Story continues below advertisement

Anyone who attended any indoor gatherings at the church between June 20 and June 30 has been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested if symptoms develop.

Vaccinations and testing

As of the end of the day on July 3, 76.7 per cent of residents age 12 and older have had at least one dose, while 34.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.

More than 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the region.

Information on second-dose re-booking eligibility and how to cancel appointments can be found on the health unit’s website.

Information on local pharmacies offering COVID-19 vaccines can be found on the province’s website.

Read more: Fully vaccinated Americans do not need COVID-19 booster shots right now, Fauci says

Several pop-up walk-in clinics are scheduled throughout the region. A full list can be found on the health unit’s website.

The health unit is also encouraging anyone with a second dose scheduled for the latter half of August or later to try to reschedule it for July.

Anyone looking to test to see if they have COVID-19 can find information about locations of testing sites on the health unit’s website.

Story continues below advertisement

The test positivity rate in the region was 1.3 per cent for the week of June 27.

Ontario

Ontario reported 114 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest daily count seen since early September.

The provincial case total now stands at 547,263.

The death toll in the province remained at 9,251 as zero new deaths were recorded.

Meanwhile, 535,810 Ontario residents were reported to have recovered.

Active cases in Ontario now stand at 1,610.

Read more: Ontario reports 114 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths for 2nd time in a week

Story continues below advertisement

Test positivity for Monday hit 0.9 per cent.

As of 8 p.m. on Sunday, more than 17.1 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered. That marked an increase of 121,653 vaccines (11,326 for a first shot and 110,327 for a second shot) in the last day.

There are more than 6.5 million people fully immunized with two doses which is 56 per cent of the adult (18-plus) population. First-dose adult coverage stands at 79.2 per cent.

Elgin and Oxford

Southwestern Public Health reported nine new cases and 13 recoveries since its last update on Monday.

The region’s total case count now sits at 3,907, of which 3,811 people have recovered.

Story continues below advertisement

At least 13 cases are active and 83 deaths have been reported.

One additional variant case has been confirmed, bringing that total to 820. Of those, 755 involve the Alpha variant.

There were no active institutional outbreaks reported in the region.

Read more: ‘Like running a marathon’ — How to reach Canadians still not vaccinated against COVID-19

The region’s test positivity rate was 0.6 per cent for the week of June 27.

SWPH says 64.2 per cent of residents age 12 and older have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 36.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

All individuals aged 12 and up are eligible to re-book their second appointment through the online booking portal or by phone at 1-800-922-0096 ext. 9.

The health unit is also still encouraging people to add their names to a same-day vaccination list.

Several pharmacies in the region are also continuing to offer COVID-19 vaccine.

Per-municipality case counts can be found on the health unit’s dashboard.

Story continues below advertisement

One person is hospitalized with COVID-19. They are not in the ICU.

Click to play video: 'Relaxed Covid Rules' Relaxed Covid Rules
Relaxed Covid Rules – Jul 12, 2021

Huron and Perth

Huron Perth Public Health reported six new cases and six recoveries since its last update Friday.

The region’s total case count stands at 1,915, of which 1,849 people have recovered.

The number of deaths stands at 57.

At least nine cases are active and no one is hospitalized with COVID-19.

Case counts by municipality can be found on the health unit’s dashboard.

No new variant cases were confirmed. The total remains at 326.

Story continues below advertisement

Read more: ‘What’s the plan’ — Ontario family doctors seek clarity on their COVID-19 vaccine rollout role

There are no active institutional outbreaks reported in the region.

The region’s test positivity rate was 0.9 per cent for the week of June 27.

According to HPPH, 80.3 per cent of residents had received at least one dose of vaccine, while 48.3 per cent are fully vaccinated as of Friday.

Information on vaccine eligibility and booking an appointment can be found on HPPH’s website. Specific information on booking a second dose of vaccine can also be found on the health unit’s website.

Sarnia and Lambton

Lambton Public Health reported two deaths, four new cases and seven recoveries since Friday.

As of Monday, the region’s total case count stands at 3,625 with nine active cases, 3,552 recoveries and 64 deaths.

The region’s variant case tally climbed by three to 667 in total.

According to Bluewater Health, no patients in their care are confirmed to have COVID-19 as of Monday.

One outbreak remains active. It was declared June 25 at Afton Park Place, a long-term care home.

Story continues below advertisement

It involves fewer than five cases among residents and fewer than five cases among staff or caregivers.

Read more: Is it OK to ask about someone’s COVID-19 vaccine status? Experts weigh in

The region’s test positivity rate was 0.8 per cent for the week of June 27.

Residents can book and re-book COVID-19 vaccine appointments using the health unit’s registration page. People can also call the vaccine call centre at 226-254-8222.

Some pharmacies are also continuing to offer Pfizer or Moderna shots.

Lambton Public Health says 73.4 per cent of adults have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 45.9 per cent of adults are fully vaccinated.

—With files from Global News’ Jacquelyn LeBel and Gabby Rodrigues

Advertisement

Sponsored content