Coronavirus: 1 death, 20 new cases confirmed in London-Middlesex, according to the health office


Officials from the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported an additional death involving a new coronavirus patient on Monday, as well as 20 new confirmed cases.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in London and Middlesex to 234 and the number of deaths to 11.

The health unit also reported that 53 cases of COVID-19 had been marked as resolved, bringing the total to 107.

It comes after a weekend that saw health officials reporting two deaths, 45 new cases and six resolved cases.

Details of the new cases and the three deceased patients were not immediately available.

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The LCBO said on Saturday it had been informed of a positive diagnosis involving a worker at its location near Oxford and Gammage streets. The employee last worked on April 4 and is at home.

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Earlier in the week, Shoppers Drug Mart reported that one of its staff at its Sherwood Mall site had tested positive. The worker had not been in the store since April 6.

At least 31 of the COVID-19 cases confirmed in London and Middlesex were reported in long-term care homes or local retirement homes on Monday, an increase from 11 since Thursday.

Twelve COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported in London and Middlesex – nine in long-term care homes and local retirement homes.

The most recent outbreak was declared on Saturday at Victoria Hospital on the sixth floor of Zone C (C6-100) in the geriatric behavior unit, according to the London Health Sciences Center.

Earlier this month, an epidemic of COVID-19 was declared on the fifth floor of the University Hospital for inpatient Cardiology.

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Outbreaks have also been reported on SM5 at Mount Hope Center for Long Term Care, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sprucedale Care Center, Meadow Park Care Center, Earls Court Village, Kensington Village, Chelsey Park, Seasons Strathroy, Grandwood Park and Henley Place .

At least 89 outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported in long-term care homes across the province, with 741 residents and 430 staff members infected.

At least 120 residents died during these epidemics, or 41% of all deaths in the province.

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Provincially, Ontario reported 421 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths on Monday. It brings the province to a total of 7,470 cases, including 291 deaths and 3,357 cases that have been resolved.

421 new cases of coronavirus in Ontario, the total reaches 7,470 and 291 deaths

The number of cases has increased by six percent from Sunday’s total, continuing a relatively slow growth rate in the past few days.

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In Ontario, the number of hospital patients – 760 – increased slightly on Monday, but the rates of intensive care and ventilator patients remained relatively stable.

More than 800 health workers tested positive for COVID-19, or about 11% of the total number of cases.

Nationally, more than 24,700 cases had been confirmed across Canada by the end of Monday morning, including just over 7,000 recovered cases and 734 deaths.

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Elgin and Oxford

The Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) reported an additional death of COVID-19 patients on Monday in Elgin and Oxford counties after a long weekend in which eight cases were reported.

Friday, two cases were reported, three Saturday and Sunday each.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 35 and the number of deaths to three.

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Twenty-seven cases remain active and six people were marked as resolved, one less than Thursday. The reason for the change was not immediately clear.

Details of the cases and the deceased remain limited. It is not known how many people are isolated or have been hospitalized. Nor is it yet known where the new cases are located.

According to SWPH, 794 COVID-19 tests were administered on Monday, with 232 laboratory results pending.

The first two patient deaths in the region have been in women in Elgin County – a woman in her 60s infected with travel and a woman in her 60s infected through close contact with a confirmed case.

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Huron and Perth

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Huron and Perth counties stands at 31 on Sunday morning, the latest figures available.

Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) health officials have reported additional cases over the long holiday weekend as well as a new death. Since then, four confirmed cases have recovered.

One of the cases reported over the weekend is the first confirmed in Listowel, said HPPH. The patient, a 70-year-old woman, is hospitalized at Listowel Memorial Hospital.

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Three other staff at Greenwood Court in Stratford, Ontario have also tested positive for COVID-19 since Thursday, bringing the total number of infected workers to five.

Six residents tested positive at the facility.

One of them, an 80-year-old resident, died this weekend after becoming symptomatic on April 3, said HPPH.

The facility is home to 11 of the 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Stratford and one of two deaths reported in Huron and Perth.

A case was also reported earlier this month at Hillside Manor in Sebringville, Ontario.

Elsewhere, seven cases have been confirmed in Huron County, five in Perth County and two in St. Marys – the first and second confirmed cases in the region.

According to HPPH, 622 COVID-19 tests were administered on Sunday in Huron and Perth, and 136 were awaiting laboratory results.

Sarnia and Lambton

Lambton Public Health officials confirmed on Monday three new cases of COVID-19, as well as five new cases of recovery.

This brings the total number of cases in Lambton to 118 and the total number of cases recovered to 20.

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Details of the new cases were not immediately available.

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Over the long weekend, health officials reported 12 additional cases and one death, bringing the number of deaths in the county to 10.

Twenty-three of the Lambton cases and six of the reported deaths are related to the Landmark Village retirement home in Sarnia, Ontario, where an outbreak has been reported.

Sixteen residents and seven facility staff tested positive for COVID-19.

As of Monday morning, 788 COVID-19 tests had been administered in the county, including 144 pending laboratory results.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:

Health authorities warn against all international travel. Returning travelers are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning on March 26, in case they develop symptoms and prevent the spread of the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to provide self-isolation for people returning to the region.

Symptoms may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from others if you go out.

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