Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 25 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths
LONDON, ONT -- The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reporting 25 new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths in the region on Saturday.
Here is where each region in southwestern Ontario will sit in the framework as of Monday:
red-control: Sarnia-Lambton, Windsor-Essex
orange-restrict - Middlesex-London, Elgin-Oxford, Chatham-Kent, Haldimand-Norfolk
yellow-protect – Huron-Perth
green-prevent – Grey-Bruce
There had been concerns that Elgin-Oxford would move back to red due to rising case numbers related to an outbreak at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, Ont.
Since Feb. 22 there have been 94 cases at the college, and all in-person classes were put on pause for 14 days at the beginning of March.
The province also moved to allow some reopening in Toronto and Peel Region by lifting the stay-at-home order and moving them into the grey-lockdown zone.
With Saturday's new cases, the London region now has a total of 6,276 cases, with 5,952 resolved and 184 deaths, leaving 140 active cases. No new deaths were reported.
There are ongoing outbreaks at four seniors' facilities in the region, and at the Essex Hall residence at Western University.
A new outbreak was also declared at St. Mark Catholic School while a new case was reported at Bonaventure Meadows Public School, that has three confirmed cases.
There are six confirmed COVID-19 cases at Sir Arthur Carty Catholic School, as of Saturday.
Sir. Frederick Banting Secondary School has two cases of COVID-19.
Here are the most recently available numbers from local public health authorities:
Elgin-Oxford – five new, 75 active, 2,566 total, 2,424 resolved, 67 deaths
Sarnia-Lambton – 21 new, 134 active, 2,208 total, 2,028 resolved, 46 deaths
Haldimand-Norfolk – 37 active, 1,449 total, 1,368 resolved, 39 deaths
Grey-Bruce – one new, 39 active, 712 total, 699 resolved, two deaths
Huron-Perth – seven new, 24 active, 1,353 total, 1,279 resolved, 50 deaths
Ontario is reporting a single-day drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases with less than 1,000 new infections logged.