6 new COVID-19 cases in London area Tuesday, no deaths
Third day of single-digit case counts in the region
The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting six new COVID-19 cases for the London area on Tuesday and no additional deaths.
The single-digit count comes after 39 cases were reported over the Thanksgiving long weekend and two more people died with the virus, including a man in his 50s and another in his 80s.
There have been four deaths reported so far in October, including two people who were partially vaccinated against the virus and two who were not vaccinated.
There are currently 158 known active cases in Middlesex-London, according to the health unit. The seven-day rolling average is down to 16.
The latest case count comes after 438 people were tested for the virus at the Carling Heights assessment centre on Monday. Testing over the weekend resulted in a positive occurrence rate of 1.8 per cent.
London Health Sciences Centre is currently caring for 13 patients with COVID-19, including five or fewer patients in critical care.
There are no staff members who have recently tested positive for the virus.
COVID-19 at London area schools
There were three additional cases of COVID-19 at schools in Middlesex-London, including one case associated with a secondary school and two at elementary schools. Close contacts to positive infections are notified directly to isolate at home and monitor for symptoms.
There are currently four outbreaks at the following schools:
- Lord Elgin Public School
- London Christian High
- St Catherine of Siena Elementary School
- St Kateri Catholic School
An outbreak at a school is defined as two or more lab-confirmed cases in students or staff members within a two-week period.
There have been 113 total cases reported at schools and child care centres since students returned to in-person learning in September.
COVID-19 across the region and beyond
Southwestern Public Health posted 53 new COVID-19 cases since Friday. There are 87 ongoing cases in Elgin-Oxford.
Huron Perth Public Health reported seven cases on Tuesday and no additional deaths. There are 44 active cases in the region.
Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 848 new cases of COVID-19 over the last two days. The seven-day average of daily cases fell to 525, marking 10 days of declining counts.
There were two additional deaths reported across the province over the last two days.