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The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the London area Thursday, including eight people under 30.

The new cases included four 19 or under, four in their 20s, one in their 40s, one in their 60s and one person over 80. All of today’s cases are Londoners.

The MLHU posted 10 recoveries Thursday, with the total of known active cases in the region now at 68. There were 539 people tested at London’s assessment centres on Wednesday.

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The contact tracing update showed five cases were linked to an outbreak, seven people were deemed to be in direct contact with a known case, while one case was moved from no known link.

There have now been 200 additional cases of COVID-19 reported in the London area this month. Data from the health unit shows more than half of those cases, 104, were people in their 20s and younger. The local case count for the region is now up to 1,071 since the pandemic began in January.

As the region continues to see higher case counts, the MLHU announced additional health orders yesterday, including further restrictions for salons, spas, bars, restaurants and fitness centres. The new restrictions are set to take effect on Saturday.

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, along with one recovery. The local case count is now at 300, with 17 known active cases.

Meanwhile, the province reported 841 new COVID-19 cases today, along with nine more deaths from the virus.

Ontario has now seen a total of 67,527 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the first was reported in late January.

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