London senior in hospital after contracting COVID-19, first case in Oxford County

Five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the London region, and one of them is a senior who remains in hospital.

It's believed the senior in hospital contracted the virus from someone else

So far, there have been 19 cases of COVID-19 in the London region. (Nova Scotia Health Authority)

There are five new cases of COVID-19 in the London region, according to the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU).

One of the newly reported cases Wednesday is a woman in her 80s who has been hospitalized, according to the province. 

Public health officials believe she contracted the virus from being in close contact with someone else.

The second case is a woman in her 70s who recently travelled to the Philippines, and is now in self-isolation, health officials said.

The MLHU has not provided information yet on the three other new cases in the London region.

First case in Oxford County

Health officials have also confirmed Oxford County's first case of COVID-19.

A man in his 30s tested positive for the virus after coming into contact with someone else outside the region, according to Southwestern Public Health.

The patient has since been released from Woodstock Hospital and is recovering at home in isolation, officials said.

"We are following up with any contacts of the individual by telephone," said Dr. Joyce Lock, medical officer of health for Southwestern Public Health, in a statement.

"This is a reminder that anyone can be infected, at any age."

New case in Grey Bruce

Grey Bruce Public Health has confirmed a new case in its region.

A man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19, and health officials believe he acquired the virus from travel.

There are now five cases in the Grey Bruce area.

Meanwhile, the Sarnia-Lambton region saw their first cases today as five patients, all over the age of 60, were taken to hospital where they are currently recovering in isolation.

As of Wednesday morning, Ontario reported an additional 100 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 688.

More to come