London region reports 26 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend and no new deaths | CBC News

Recent developments:

  • Middlesex-London logged 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and 10 new cases on Sunday. 
  • The region has gone eight consecutive days without a COVID-related death. 
  • Ontario reported 1,087 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. 

What’s the latest for Middlesex-London?

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) recorded a total of 26 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. Sixteen of those cases were reported Saturday and 10 were reported on Sunday. 

Sunday also marked the eighth consecutive day of no new deaths related to the virus in the region. 

The latest death was a woman in her 80s linked to a long-term care home who died Feb. 13. Since then, the region’s death toll has stayed at 181.  

After 18 recoveries were reported Sunday, the number of known active cases in the region has dipped to 108.

Currently, six seniors’ facilities in the region are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. The latest facility to declare an outbreak was Peoplecare Oak Crossing. According to the MLHU, the outbreak is affecting the Norway Spruce area of the facility.  

The London Health Science Centre (LHSC) has 15 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Seven of those patients are in the critical care unit. 

Meanwhile, the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) reported a case of COVID-19 at Central Public School in Woodstock.  

The school board said staff and students who have been identified as close contacts are being advised to stay at home for 14 days. The school will remain open. 

COVID-19 across the region 

Southwestern Public Health, which oversees Elgin and Oxford counties, reported two new infections of COVID-19 on Sunday. The region now has 43 ongoing cases.

Two new cases of the disease were reported by Huron Perth Public Health on Saturday. Huron-Perth currently has 21 active cases.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 1,087 new COVID-19 cases Sunday along with 13 new deaths. 

Sunday is the fourth straight day in which daily case counts have topped 1,000 across the province. Most of the new cases were logged in Toronto, Peel Region and York region, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said. 

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