MIDDLESEX COUNTY, ONT. -- No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Middlesex-London, St. Thomas-Oxford-Elgin, Sarnia-Lambton, Huron-Perth or Grey-Bruce on Tuesday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in in the London region rose to 334 on Tuesday, with 11 new cases in the last 24 hours.

There were no new deaths in the region, leaving the total at 22, according to the Middlesex-London Health Unit, and 149 cases are resolved - that's 11 more than previously reported.

Middlesex-London Health Unit Medical Officer of Health Dr. Chris Mackie says, "The lesson from the last few days…keeping your distance, keeping non-essential business closed is very important."

There are 87 cases in long-term care and retirement homes, including residents and staff, meaning more than half of the new cases reported Tuesday (seven) are in those institutions.

Mackie added that the health unit is working closely with long-term care homes to assess their procedures, ensure provincial Ministry of Health guidelines are being followed and to monitor the flow of patients.

In Sarnia-Lambton, three new cases were reported Tuesday, bringing the total there to 148, including 14 deaths and 54 recovered cases, an increase in four recovered cases over the last 24 hours.

There were three new cases reported in Oxford and Elgin counties, bringing the total there to 47, with three deaths and 15 resolved cases, two more resolved in the last 24 hours.

Huron Perth Public Health is reporting one new COVID-19 case and no new deaths. The total number of cases in the region as of Tuesday stands at 38, with four deaths and 11 recovered cases.

In Grey-Bruce, one new case was reported Tuesday, putting the total at 64, 22 of whom have recovered.

To date there have been no deaths in Grey and Bruce counties.

Across the province, there were 38 new deaths and 551 more cases.