LONDON, ONT. -- Southwest Public Health, which covers Elgin and Oxford Counties is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 Saturday.

There are currently 152 cumulative confirmed cases across the two counties and 59 confirmed ongoing cases.

There are no new deaths being reported, as it remains at five.

The majority of the cases reside in Aylmer with 32.

This includes a staff member at Terrace Lodge Long-Term Care Home in Aylmer.

Officials with the municipality don't believe the case is through workplace exposure and no other staff or resident cases have been reported.

“We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of this virus within our Home”, says Warden Dave Mennill.

"The suspect outbreak is limited to Terrace Lodge, which is not connected to the other two County-owned Long-Term Care Homes, Elgin Manor and Bobier Villa. We are working very closely with Southwestern Public Health and all precautions are being taken to protect our residents and valued staff.”


Meanwhile, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting a solitary new case of coronavirus in the region Saturday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 675 with 586 resolved cases.

The death toll from the virus remains at 57 in the region.

Meanwhile, London’s two COVID-19 assessment centres will maintain their regular hours throughout the long weekend.

The Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the Oakridge Arena facility will be closed Saturday and Sunday, but will reopen on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.