19 new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London Friday as 7-day average trends upward
Here's the latest on the coronavirus for our region
- Johnson & Johnson's "one and done" vaccine approved by Health Canada
- Ontario announces plans to "rapidly accelerate" its vaccine rollout
- Thousands of seniors are getting their first dose at the Agriplex at Western Fair District
What's the latest in the London region?
The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and no new deaths. There have been 73 new infections reported since Monday and one additional death.
Overall, there are 125 known active infections in Middlesex-London, up from a low of 84 on Saturday.
The seven-day average case count has inched up to 14.
London Health Scienes Centre is reporting six inpatients with COVID-19 and fewer than five in intensive care. There are fewer than five staff who have tested positive for the virus.
Asymptomatic testing to start at Thames Valley schools
The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) will start testing students and staff for asymptomatic COVID-19 results at four area high schools starting March 10.
The school designated for testing include East Elgin, Westminster, Glencoe and AB Lucas.
The board says the testing will be done on a volunteer basis and students from feeder elementary schools will also have access to the testing.
What do the numbers look like outside of London?
Southwestern Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 Friday as the region continues to deal with an outbreak at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer. The college has seen over 90 positive cases in connection to the outbreak, with 93 active cases as of Thursday.
Huron Perth Public Health is reporting one positive case in North Perth. There are currently 22 active cases in the region, including 10 in Stratford.
Across Ontario, 1,250 new COVID-19 cases were reported, the highest single-day count in a week.
There were 22 deaths reported in Ontario, bring the toll to 7,046 since the pandemic began.