No new cases of COVID-19 in London-area
The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting no new COVID-19 cases or deaths related to the virus on Saturday afternoon.
The number of cases remains at 438 while the number of deaths sits at 43. A total of 23 of the deaths were in long-term care or retirement homes.
From Friday to Saturday, five people have recovered from the virus in the region.
Currently, 405 of the total number of cases are in London, 17 are in Strathroy-Caradoc, seven in Middlesex Centre, four in both Thames Centre and North Middlesex and one in Southwest Middlesex.
London Mayor Ed Holder took to Twitter to praise the latest numbers.
ZERO new #COVID19 cases, and ZERO deaths in #LdnOnt-Middlesex. It’s the first time we’ve been able to say that since March 21st. This is proof that your sacrifice, your patience, and your commitment to this collective effort is working. Now is not the time to relent, keep it up!
— Ed Holder (@ldnontmayor) May 9, 2020
As of Saturday morning, Ontario has 19,944 cases of COVID-19 with 1,599 deaths.