MLHU reports 10 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths for region
LONDON, ONT -- The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 10 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and no new deaths in the region.
The region now has a cumulative total of 6,093 cases, 5,804 resolved and 181 deaths, leaving 108 active cases.
Outbreaks are ongoing at six seniors' facilities, as well as at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre.
There are also active outbreaks at one child care facility and three elementary schools in the region, after a new outbreak was declared at St. Anne's Catholic School on Thursday.
Meanwhile the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) says it is preparing to implement voluntary testing of asymptomatic students and staff across its schools, as per the provincial mandate.
“We’re working with partners to develop criteria and a timeline for voluntary diagnostic testing of our students and staff,” said Mark Fisher, TVDSB director of education, in a statement.
He added that more details will be released once specific schools are chosen, which will be done in collaboration with the MLHU.
Here is where the cases stand in the region based on the most recent publicly available data:
Elgin-Oxford – two new, 43 active, 2,457 total, 2,347 resolved, 67 deaths
Haldimand-Norfolk – 13 active, 1,394 total, 1,337 resolved, 39 deaths
Huron-Perth – two new, 21 active, 1,306 total, 1,236 resolved, 49 deaths
Grey-Bruce – 18 active, 690 total, 671 resolved, one death (one new case referred from other area)
Sarnia-Lambton – 17 new, 98 active, 2,018 total, 1,874 resolved, 46 deaths
On Friday the province moved the region under Lambton Public Health from orange-restrict to red-control under the province's COVID-19 response framework, citing "worsening public health trends."
Health officials confirmed 1,087 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which is a decrease from the 1,228 new infections logged on Saturday.