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The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 11 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths on Friday.

There are currently 131 known active cases in Middlesex-London, according to the health unit, down from a high of 204 on Sept. 23.

The seven-day rolling average of daily cases continues a downward trend to 12.

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The latest case count comes after 438 people were tested for the virus at the Carling Heights assessment centre on Monday. Testing over the weekend resulted in a positive occurrence rate of 1.8 per cent.

Of the most recent cases reported this week, the majority was split between people in the age range of 25 to 39 and 40 to 64.

London Health Sciences Centre is currently caring for nine patients with COVID-19, including five or fewer patients in critical care.

There are no staff members who have recently tested positive for the virus.

The latest vaccination data shows 87.9 per cent of residents 12 and older have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 83.2 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Of the most recent cases reported since Sept. 3, 64.8 per cent were not vaccinated, 25.1 per cent were fully vaccinated and 10.1 per cent were either partially vaccinated or not yet protected from vaccination.

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COVID-19 at London area schools

There are three schools with active outbreaks in Middlesex-London, according to the MLHU:

  • London Christian High
  • Ryerson Public School
  • St Kateri Catholic School

An outbreak at a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed cases in students or staff members within a two-week period.

Two previous outbreaks at Lord Elgin Public School and St Catherine of Siena Elementary School have been declared over.

There have been 121 total cases reported at schools and child care centres since students returned to in-person learning in September, including 76 cases at elementary schools and 31 cases at high schools.

COVID-19 across the region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health posted 24 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. There are 92 ongoing cases in Elgin-Oxford, including 14 in Aylmer, 14 in Bayham and 12 in Tillsonburg.

Huron Perth Public Health reported 10 cases on Friday and no additional deaths. There are 33 active cases in the region.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 496 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths on Friday. The seven-day average of daily cases fell to 465.

The number of active cases in the province is 3,974, the fewest since mid-August

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