Six new COVID-19 cases Saturday: MLHU
A nurse uses a swab to perform a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
LONDON, ONT. -- The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported six new COVID-19 cases Saturday, leaving a total of 84 active cases in the region. There were no new deaths reported by the MLHU either.
There have been 6,149 total cases with, 5,884 recoveries, and 181 deaths to date.
This comes on the heels of Friday's news that Middlesex-London and Elgin-Oxford will move from the red-control zone to the orange-restrict zone under Ontario's COVID-19 response framework on Monday .
Ontario saw 1,185 new infections Saturday, a slight decrease from Friday’s total of 1,258 cases. Before the release of Saturday’s report, new COVID-19 cases in the province had been increasing daily over the past four days.
The MLHU continues to have five outbreaks listed as active at long-term care and retirement facilities.
There are three active cases with area schools, two at Northbrae Public School, the other at Prince Charles Public School.
Here are the cases by region:
Elgin-Oxford: 17 new, 57 active, 2503 total, 2379 resolved, 67 deaths
Haldimand-Norfolk: three new, 31 active, 1421 total, 1346 resolved, 39 deaths
Grey-Bruce: one new, 14 active, 702 total, 688 resolved, two deaths
Huron-Perth: six new, 23 active, 1,330 total, 1,258 resolved, 49 deaths
Sarnia-Lambton: 12 new, 74 active, 2067 total, 1947 resolved, 46 deaths