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Recent developments:

  • Ontario reported 2,791 new COVID-19 cases and 25 additional deaths Tuesday.
  • There have been over 168,000 vaccines administered in Middlesex-London as of Sunday.
  • There are 92 patients with COVID-19 in London hospitals, including 34 from outside the region.

What’s the latest situation for the London area?

The Middlesex London Health Unit is reporting 72 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and no deaths.

There were 104 recoveries posted, with 881 known active cases in the region. The number of ongoing infections is slowly tacking downward from a high of 1,209 on April 11. The seven-day average of daily cases is at 90.

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Contact tracing shows 41 cases are from contact with a known case, five are connected to an outbreak, 21 have no known link and five others are pending.

London Health Sciences Centre is treating 92 patients with COVID-19 in local hospitals, including 37 in critical care. The hospital network took in two additional patients from outside the region, with 10 in acute care and 24 in ICU.

There are currently nine staff members who have tested positive for the virus and are isolating.

COVID-19 across the region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and no deaths. There are 136 ongoing cases in Elgin-Oxford, including 33 in Woodstock, 31 in Tillsonburg and 31 in St. Thomas.

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Huron Perth Public Health saw no new cases or deaths, with 25 known active cases in the region.

Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 2,791 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the fewest new infections reported on a single day since April 1.

There were also 25 additional deaths across the province. As of Monday, there were 2,167 people being treated for the virus in hospitals across Ontario, including 886 in critical care and 609 who require and ventilator to breathe.

Looking to book a COVID-19 vaccination?

Vaccination efforts in the region show there have been 168,475 doses administered as of May 2. There were nearly 20,000 doses given at vaccination sites last week.

Current vaccine eligibility for Middlesex-London includes people 55 and over, anyone 18 an older working at a licensed child care centre and anyone 16 and older with a high-risk health condition. Full eligibility details are available on the health unit’s website.

Bookings can be made through the local online booking system at covidvaccinelm.ca or by calling 226-289-3560 between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. daily.

Vaccines are also available for anyone 40 and over at participating pharmacies across the region. Bookings are done through the pharmacies and a list of available locations can be found here.

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