What’s the latest in London?
The Middlesex London Health Unit is reporting one of the lowest numbers of new COVID-19 infections in more than two months. There were 19 new positive infections reported Tuesday, a number not seen since Dec. 8 when 16 cases were recorded.
There were two deaths Tuesday, two men, one in their 90s, the other in their 60s. One individual was living in a long-term care home.
MLHU said there are currently 1,569 known active cases in its jurisdiction, the majority in London. The demographic that has the highest infection rate continues to be people in their 20s, with a quarter of all positive cases.
There have been 172 death in the London region. The health unit says 3,747 people have recovered.
What’s the situation outside of London?
Southwestern Public Health saw an increase in cases from the day before, with 13 new cases. One person also died. There are 230 known active cases in the area which extends from Woodstock to St. Thomas and includes all of Oxford and Elgin counties.
The situation in Huron Perth had 122 known active cases Tuesday. It had one of the lowest number of new cases reported, with two recorded by the health unit. One person in Stratford and one person in North Perth tested positive.
Are there new outbreaks?
No! And some have been resolved. MLHU reported this week that outbreaks at several long term care homes, including Kensington Village and Dorchester Terrace had been resolved.
As well, the health unit said two outbreaks at Victoria Hospital have also been cleared up. They were located in a geriatric behavioural unit and in the antenatal ward.
Across Ontario, there were 246 long-term care homes, or about 39 per cent of the province’s 626 facilities, with ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19.
Maple Manor in Tillsonburg continues to struggle with an outbreak of the virus. Twenty people have died, and Tuesday, the health unit said 85 residents and 52 staff are infected.