Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health reports 18 residents hospitalized with COVID-19.
While the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 in the London region went down by one on Friday, the number of infected in intensive care doubled.
Chatham-Kent Public Health is reporting the 31st death linked to COVID-19.
There are 29 COVID-positive patients at Bluewater Health, 10 of them are in the intensive care unit.
The Lambton-Kent District School Board is bracing for the potential there will be a high rate of absenteeism among staff and students due to COVID-19 and possible short-term school closures as a result of staffing shortages.
COVID-19 is creating outbreaks at a rising number of long term care and retirement homes in Midwestern Ontario.
Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases were added in Midwestern Ontario Thursday.
The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is reporting 126 hospital staff are being impacted by COVID-19.
The London Health Sciences Centre reported a big jump in the number of its workers infected with COVID-19 as the daily case count across the region reached a near record high on Thursday.
In its daily update, the health unit reported 144 new confirmed infections, as well as 67 resolved cases, increasing the active case count by 77 to 1,326.