MLHU reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, Middlesex Terrace outbreak ends
A sign for Middlesex Terrace in Delaware, Ont. is seen Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (Daryl Newcombe / CTV News)
MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. -- The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 20 new COVID-19 cases, but no new deaths Tuesday.
The London region now has a cumulative total of 6,118 cases, 5,830 resolved and 181 deaths, leaving 107 active cases. It has been more than a week since the last death in the region.
The 20 new cases mark the highest daily count in the last 10 days - since 31 cases were reported on Feb. 13.
The number of ongoing outbreaks at seniors' facilities in the region dropped to five, after a long-running outbreak at Middlesex Terrace in Delaware, Ont. was declared over.
That outbreak began on Dec. 23, and saw a total of 155 cases, including 75 residents and 80 staff. It is also where 19-year-old Yassin Dabeh, one of Canada's youngest COVID-19-related deaths, had been working as a cleaner.
In Elgin and Oxford counties, Southwestern Public Health continues to deal with three ongoing outbreaks at retirement and long-term care homes.
Here is where the cases stand in the region based on the most recent publicly available data:
- Elgin-Oxford – six new, 35 active, 2,463 total, 2,361 resolved, 67 deaths
- Haldimand-Norfolk – one new, 24 active, 1,408 total, 1,340 resolved, 39 deaths
- Grey-Bruce – one new, 13 active, 692 total, 678 resolved, one death
- Huron-Perth – none new, 19 active, 1,312 total (nine reassigned to other health unit), 1,244 resolved, 49 deaths
- Sarnia-Lambton – nine new, 94 active, 2,035 total, 1,895 resolved, 46 deaths
Meanwhile, a new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed by the Thames Valley District School Board at Northbrae Public School Tuesday, the second in two days. The school remains open.
For the first time in almost a week, the number of new infections in Ontario has dropped below 1,000 – with 975 new cases reported.