Middlesex-London COVID-19 case count returns to double digits on Wednesday


MIDDLESEX CENTER, ONT. – A dozen new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) on Wednesday, marking a return to double-digit daily counts. The new cases bring the total in the region to 824, with 687 resolved and 57 deaths, leaving 80 active cases.

Two days of double-digit cases last week sparked the region’s highest two-day spike since mid-April.

At least one of the new cases reported Wednesday is a student at Western University, bringing the total number of student cases to over 40 in recent weeks.

There have also been at least two cases among Fanshawe College students in the past two weeks.

MLHU medical officer of health Dr Chris Mackie told a press briefing on Tuesday that there are also two presumptive positive cases among Western students who refused to be tested.

Outbreaks are also underway at two facilities for the elderly; Ashwood Manor Retirement Home and the fourth floor of Chelsey Park Retirement Home.

Demand for testing at both London assessment centers remained high on Wednesday, with Oakridge Arena reaching maximum capacity before noon.

Here’s where the case totals stand in other nearby regions based on the most recent publicly available data:

  • Elgin-Oxford – no new, eight active cases, 263 cases, 250 resolved, five deaths

  • Sarnia-Lambton – no new, one active, 344 cases, 318 resolved, 25 deaths

  • Haldimand-Norfolk – no new, four active, 489 total cases, 448 resolved, 32 deaths

  • Huron-Perth – no new, one active, 127 total, 121 resolved, five deaths

  • Gray-Bruce – no new, four active, 133 total, 129 resolved, no deaths

Ontario reported a drop in cases Wednesday from the previous day’s peak, with 335 cases reported.


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