One death and 8 new cases of COVID-19 at Middlesex-London


The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in the region on Sunday, while the number of cases in the province exceeds 14,000.

Among the new cases in the region, three involve residents of institutions for the aged, two involve residents of retirement homes and one is linked to a long-term care home.

Middlesex-London has seen 372 cases since the start of the epidemic, 100 of which have been linked to retirement homes.

MLHU report Elmwood Place, a long-term care home in Old London’s south, is the last facility to declare an epidemic, while at least six other homes for the aged face the same problems .

The death toll in the region has increased by one after a woman in the 1990s linked to a retirement home died after contracting the virus.

There are now 31 deaths in the region, and more than half are related to homes for the aged.

In the province, 835 people died of the virus according to the official count of Ontario. However, CBC News has collected data from regional public health units and has counted at least 901 deaths.

Although the number of cases has reached 14,432 in Ontario, the percentage of new cases is constantly decreasing. On Sunday, it fell to 3.1%, the lowest growth rate in the province for weeks.

On Sunday, the counties of Oxford and Elgin reported three new cases of the disease, bringing their total number of cases to 57. Of the total number, 24 were resolved.

Gray Bruce officials have reported two new cases, bringing their number to 74 – 21 of these cases involving health workers.

Meanwhile, Huron-Perth had no new cases to report. The region has had 42 cases since the start of the epidemic and 30 of them have been marked as resolved.


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