The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths on Monday, the highest single-day count in over a month. There were 34 cases reported over the weekend, including 21 on Saturday and 13 on Sunday.
The latest daily count comes after 298 people were tested for the virus at the Carling Heights assessment centre on Sunday, with a positivity rate of 8.4 per cent.
There were 11 recoveries posted by the health unit, with 155 active cases in Middlesex-London. The seven-day rolling average for daily cases is up to 17 for the region.
London Health Sciences Centre is reporting 18 patients being treated for COVID-related illnesses at local hospitals on Monday, down four from the previous day.
There are eight 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.
COVID-19 outbreak at Western University
Five students at Western University’s Saugeen-Maitland Hall residence have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self isolating, as are their close contacts, the school reported over the weekend.
All other students and employees at the residence are not isolating but are asked to watch for symptoms.
Officials said there is no evidence the virus was transmitted in the classroom.
COVID-19 across the region and beyond
Southwestern Public Health reported 69 new COVID-19 cases and one death since Friday. There are 211 active cases in Elgin-Oxford, including 40 in Tillsonburg, 36 in Woodstock and 35 in St. Thomas.
The St. Thomas General Hospital is caring for 15 patients with the virus, including four in critical care.
Huron Perth Public Health posted nine new cases on Monday. There are 48 ongoing cases in the region.
Meanwhile, Ontario reported 788 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, a decrease from the previous day which was the highest daily count in nearly six months.
There were three additional COVID-related deaths across the province reported Monday. The seven-day rolling average for daily cases across Ontario is up to 784.
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