27 mars 2021 14h04Middlesex London Health Unit reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 in the region and one additional death on Saturday.
The latest death was a woman in her 80s who was not associated with long-term care or a nursing home.
Following the latest death, the death toll in the region is now 186.
As of Saturday, the total number of cases in the London area was 6,821 in total with 6,301 recoveries.
There have been five other positive variant cases detected in the past 24 hours for a total of 92. Six cases have been confirmed as variants.
The health unit continues to monitor three outbreaks in local institutions. The latest outbreak was declared at the Henley Place long-term care residence on Friday. Outbreaks are also underway at Glendale Crossing and in the U4 – Medicine 1 area of the University Hospital.
There are currently no outbreaks in secondary or elementary schools in the area. However, outbreaks continue in three residences at Western University – Essex Hall, Ontario Hall and Saugeen Hall.
Saturday’s cases come a day after the health unit reported a daily tally of cases not seen since mid-January. Fifty-four new cases were reported on Friday. The region has not had as many cases in a single day since January 21, when 63 infections were confirmed.
Across Ontario, provincial health officials recorded 2,453 more cases of the virus on Saturday. The total number of cases in the province is now 340,692 with 315,865 recoveries and 7,308 deaths.