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22 new COVID-19 cases in London area Wednesday, no deaths | CBC News

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 22 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths on Wednesday.

Among the latest count includes four children aged 11 and under, two people aged 18 to 24, five people between 25 and 39, seven people aged 40 to 64 and four people 65 and older.

There were 17 recoveries posted by the health unit, with 158 active cases in Middlesex-London.

The seven-day rolling average for daily cases remains unchanged at 17.

London Health Sciences Centre is reporting 22 patients being treated for COVID-related illnesses at local hospitals on Wednesday, up three from the previous day. There are nine adult patients in critical care and five or fewer with COVID-19 in the Children’s Hospital and five or fewer patients in pediatric critical care, according to the hospital network.

Five or fewer staff members have tested positive for the virus and are isolating.

Cases on the decline at public schools

The MLHU is reporting eight active cases associated with seven schools across the region on Wednesday. There are no active outbreaks at local schools. There were upwards of 23 cases across 18 schools in mid-November.

There have been 246 positive cases of COVID-19 at schools since students returned to in-person learning in September, including 194 in elementary schools and 52 in high schools.

Two outbreaks at post-secondary residences remain active, including five cases associated with Saugeen-Maitland Hall Residence at Western University and three cases associated with Merlin House Residence at Fanshawe College.

COVID-19 across the region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health reported 13 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths on Wednesday. There are 170 active cases in Elgin-Oxford, including 46 in St. Thomas, 28 in Woodstock and 21 in Aylmer. Twelve patients remain in hospital with the virus, including three in critical care.

Huron Perth Public Health posted six new cases on Wednesday. There are 60 ongoing cases in the region.

Meanwhile, Ontario reports 780 new COVID-19 cases across the province, along with six additional deaths.

The seven-day rolling average for daily cases across Ontario is up to 794.

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