Middlesex-London back in double-digit COVID-19 case counts after one-day reprieve
A graph shows COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London by episode month and exposure. (Source: Middlesex-London Health Unit)
MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. -- The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting 18 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, after a one-day drop back into the single digits.
This marks the 16th day of double-digit cases this month, and brings the region’s total to 1,495, including 1,298 resolved and 64 deaths, leaving 133 active cases.
November has now far exceeded all previous months for total cases based on when the cases occurred (not when they were reported) with 322 cases. There were 255 cases in April, the next highest month.
There are multiple ongoing outbreaks in the region; in a unit Parkwood Institute, in several units at University Hospital, and in two residences at Western University – Perth Hall and Saugeen-Maitland Hall.
The London Health Sciences Centre says that as of Tuesday they have 23 inpatients and 19 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Here is where the cases stand in the region based on the most recent publicly available data:
- Elgin-Oxford – four new, 49 active, 500 total, 446 resolved, five deaths
- Haldimand-Norfolk – two new, 38 active, 627 total, 552 resolved, 32 deaths
- Sarnia-Lambton – one new, 17 active, 402 total, 360 resolved, 25 deaths
- Grey-Bruce – three new, 52 active, 283 total, 231 resolved, no deaths
- Huron-Perth – five new, 39 active, 283 total, 228 resolved, 16 deaths
Across the province, a technical glitch saw a dip in numbers Tuesday with 1,009 cases reported, and officials say Monday’s record-breaking 1,589 cases were an overestimated count.