One new COVID-19 case reported in London-Middlesex

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On another day on which the Ontario government reported more than 800 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, just one new case was reported in London and Middlesex County.

The single new case reported by the Middlesex London Health Unit brings the total in the area since the pandemic began to 1,111. No new deaths were reported, so that total is still 60.

The number of active cases fell to 57 from 60 as more recoveries were reported.

Outbreaks are still in effect at the Chartwell London long term care facility, as well as at the Chartwell Royalcliffe retirement residence. There are also outbreaks at the Craigweil Gardens long term care facility, Oakcrossing Retirement Living, Strathmere Lodge, and Westmount Gardens. Outbreaks at Chelsey Park, Extendicare, McGarrell Place, and Henley Place have been declared over.

In Elgin and Oxford, the number of cases rose by one on Wednesday. Southwestern Public Health, the region’s health unit, said the new infection brings the area case count up to 312. Two more people recovered from the virus to bump the number of resolved cases up to 292. Fifteen cases remain active.

Ontario reported 834 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Of those, 299 were in Toronto, 186 in Peel, 121 in York Region, and 76 in Ottawa.

Five more deaths were reported, bringing the total to 3,108.

There are currently 312 COVID-19 infected patients in hospitals across the province. Of those, 71 are in the intensive care unit and 51 are relying on ventilators to breathe.