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21 new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London Wednesday, 11 in Elgin-Oxford

The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 21 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, along with 10 recoveries.

The region now has 119 known active cases

A courier makes a delivery to a shop on Richmond Street in London, Ont. (Colin Butler/CBC)

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the daily average for the last seven days dropped to just over 14 cases a day.

The health unit posted 10 recoveries, with 119 known active cases in the London area.

The new infections come as 688 people were tested at the Carling Heights and Oakridge assessment centres on Tuesday. 

Of the new cases reported today: 

  • Seven people are 19 or under.
  • One person is  in their 20s.
  • Three people are in their 30s. 
  • Two people are in their 40s.
  • Three people are in their 50s.
  • Three people are in their 60s.
  • Two people are in their 70s.

Here's the good news

It's now been 11 days since the MLHU reported a COVID-19-related death in the region and it's been 15 days since a case showed up in a long-term care facility.

While Middlesex-London saw 254 new cases of coronavirus since the beginning of the month, only three cases have involved people over 80 years of age, our most vulnerable demographic.

COVID-19 in the surrounding region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. There are now 66 ongoing cases in Elgin-Oxford.

An elementary school in Windsor is the first to close down after three people tested positive for the virus. The local health unit declared an outbreak for F.W. Begley Public School and ordered all students and staff to isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Meanwhile, the province reported 1,417 new cases on Wednesday, along with 32 more deaths, the most since June 6.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce said Ontario students will not have an extended winter break amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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