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On Friday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 18 cases of COVID-19, although the total case count increased by 17 to 13,603 with 209 active cases (an increase of two), 13,159 recoveries (an increase of 15) and 235 deaths.

The most recently recorded death was added to the MLHU dashboard on September 3 and involved a woman in her 30s who was not vaccinated.

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The number of cases related to a variant of concern was unchanged at 4,061.

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The breakdown of known variant cases is as follows:

  • 3,384 cases of the Alpha variant
  • 547 cases of the Delta variant
  • 124 cases of the Gamma variant
  • two cases of the Beta variant
  • a case of the Kappa variant
  • a case of the Zeta variant

There are also two cases listed using the old code numbers, one described as B.1.617 and the other listed as B.1.617.3.

More information can be found in the health unit file. COVID-19 case summary in Middlesex-London.

The test’s positivity rate in the region was 2.9 percent for the week of August 29, the same as the week before.

Hospitalizations

The London Health Sciences Center says it is treating nine hospitalized COVID-19 patients as of Friday, a decrease of two from Thursday. Five patients or fewer are in adult intensive care.

Five or fewer hospitalized COVID-19 patients are in Children’s Hospital, and none are in pediatric intensive care.

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Currently, five or fewer employees are positive for COVID-19, the organization reported, a decrease from six on Tuesday.

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St. Joseph’s Health Care London (SJHCL) reports a non-outbreak case involving a healthcare worker.

Sprouts

An outbreak is ongoing in a long-term care home. The outbreak at McCormick Home was declared on September 3 and involves two of its residential areas: Memory Lane (a wing dedicated to the care of dementia) and Evergreen Walk.


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Schools and kindergartens

A case is reported in a nursery or early childhood center: Kids and Company – London.

The MLHU does not currently report any cases in schools in the region.

Vaccines and tests

As of the end of September 4 and released Tuesday, the MLHU says 77.3 percent of residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 84.0 percent have received at least one dose.

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According to the health unit, all the deaths reported in the last six weeks in the region were among people who were not vaccinated.

Only two hospitalizations, or 6.45 percent of hospitalizations, involved people who were fully vaccinated.

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Looking at all cases in the past six weeks, 16.6 percent (or 130 of 783 cases) involved people who were fully vaccinated and 16.09 percent (or 126 cases) were partially vaccinated.

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On the website of the health unit, residents can find information about emerging clinics, mass vaccination clinics and pharmacies; guidance for anyone vaccinated outside the province or country; transportation support for the needy; and more.

Anyone wishing to get tested for COVID-19 can find information on test site locations on the health unit website.

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Ontario

The province reported 848 cases on Friday. Of those:

  • 534 were among unvaccinated people
  • 76 among partially vaccinated people
  • 189 among fully vaccinated people
  • 49 had “unknown” vaccination status

According to friday report, 166 cases were recorded in Toronto, 117 in the Peel region, 77 in the York region, 74 in Windsor-Essex, 53 in Hamilton, 53 in Ottawa and 48 in the Durham region. All other health units reported fewer than 45 cases.

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Five new deaths were reported and six deaths that occurred more than a month ago were added to the count.

Among Ontario residents who are eligible for immunization, 77.7% are fully vaccinated, while 84.1% have received at least one dose.

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Elgin and Oxford

On Friday, Southwestern Public Health reported:

  • 4,131 cases in total (an increase of seven)
  • 41 active cases (an increase of four)
  • 4005 recoveries (an increase of three)
  • 85 deaths
  • 1,036 cases of variant of concern, with 769 Alpha, 212 Delta (an increase of seven) and 55 Beta or Gamma

The most recent death was reported on August 31 and involved a woman in her 80s from Oxford County.

Of the 41 active cases, 12 are in Woodstock, nine in St. Thomas and eight in southwest Oxford. Pandemic case counts by municipality can be found at the health unit board.

Two people are hospitalized with COVID-19, one in the ICU.

There are no active institutional outbreaks, says the health unit.

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The Thames Valley District School Board is reporting an active case at each of the Westfield Public Schools in Tillsonburg and at College Avenue High School in Woodstock.

The region’s test positivity rate was 2.0 percent for the week of August 29, down from 1.0 percent for the week of August 22.

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As of September 9, SWPH says that 77.3 percent of residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated, while 83.5 percent have received at least one dose.

SWPH adds yes anyone needs a copy of their vaccination receipt, they can download it online using your Ontario zip code and health card or call 1-833-943-3900.

Information on where to get vaccinated, vaccine eligibility, and booking and cancellation of appointments can be obtained. found on the website of the health unit.

Health officials say the mass immunization clinic in St. Thomas will administer its final doses at Memorial Arena on Sept. 10 before reopening Sept. 13 at a new location at 1230 Talbot St.

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People can add their names weekly to the health unit data. vaccination list the same day, also known as the Cancellation List. Select pharmacies in the region they also continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine injections.

Huron and Perth

On Thursday, Huron Perth Public Health reported:

  • 2,075 total cases (an increase of nine from Wednesday)
  • 30 active cases (a decrease of four)
  • 1,984 recoveries (an increase of five)
  • 61 deaths
  • 414 cases of variants of concern (an increase of six)

Of the 30 active cases, nine are in Stratford and six in Perth East. Case counts by municipality can be found at the health unit dashboard.

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Six people are listed as hospitalized as of Thursday.

There is an active case among a health worker.

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An outbreak declared Aug. 20 involving Knollcrest Lodge in Perth East remains active and involves a total of 12 cases, seven among residents and five among staff as of Wednesday. At least three deaths are associated with the outbreak.

The region’s test positivity rate was 2.2 percent for the week of Aug. 29, down from 1.8 percent adjusted for the week of Aug. 22.

HPPH’s vaccine monitoring panel showed that, as of September 7, 74.8 percent of residents 12 years and older were fully vaccinated, while 81.1 percent had received at least one dose.

Information can be found on how and where to get a vaccine. on the website of the health unit.

Information can be obtained on pharmacies that offer COVID-19 vaccines. found on the province’s website.


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Sarnia and Lambton

On Friday, Lambton Public Health reported:

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  • 3,710 cases (three more than Thursday)
  • 19 assets (an increase of one)
  • 3,622 recoveries (an increase of two)
  • 69 deaths
  • 540 cases of variant of concern

There are no active outbreaks reported by LPH.

The most recent test positivity rate was 0.81 percent for the week of August 29, down from 1.24 percent for the week of August 22.

Of those older than 12 years, 73.5% are fully vaccinated and 79.0% have at least one dose.

Bluewater Health says it currently has no hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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Those who can get vaccinated on short notice are encouraged to sign up for Lambton Public Health’s daily program. Waiting list of vaccines.

Residents can book and rebook appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine using the health unit registration page. Individuals can also call the immunization call center at 226-254-8222.

Information can be obtained on pharmacies that offer COVID-19 vaccines. found on the province’s website.

– with files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News

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