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The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with the majority of infections in people in their 20s and younger.

According to data from the health unit, the cases included two people under 19, two people in their 20s, one person in their 30s and one in their 40s, all citizens from London. Five of those had been in contact with a known case and contact tracing for one case is pending or undetermined.

The MLHU posted 11 recoveries Thursday, with the total of known active cases in the region at 80.

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There were 712 people tested at London’s assessment centres Wednesday as new testing rules were announced, including designating Carling Heights for walk-in patients and Oakridge shifting to phone-booked appointments only.

Cases surged in September

The health unit reported 144 new infections last month, nearly three times the number of cases in August.

The majority of cases involved people in their 20s and younger, making up 71 per cent of the total. There were 52 cases who were 19 and under and 50 cases in their 20s. People 30 and older made up 29 per cent of the September cases.

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The majority of cases involved males, which made up 57 per cent of the total.

COVID-19 across the region and beyond

The Southwestern Public Health Unit, which includes St. Thomas, Woodstock, and Elgin and Oxford counties, reported two new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. The local case count stands at 270, with seven known active cases.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit reported one new COVID-19 case on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Ontario reported 538 additional cases, with nearly 70 per cent in the Greater Toronto Area.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said about 60 per cent of the newly reported cases are people under 40 years old.

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