London-Middlesex logs 30 more COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

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30 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death linked to the virus was confirmed in the London-area on Saturday.

According to the Middlesex London Health Unit, the latest death was a woman in her 80s associated with a long-term care home. This marks the 181st person to pass away from the virus in the region.

Meanwhile, the 30 new cases bring the region’s overall total case count up to 6,005. Currently, 208 cases are active.

There were also 29 new recoveries reported over the past 24 hours. To date, 5,616 individuals have recovered from the virus in London-Middlesex.

Outbreaks are ongoing at six area long-term care and retirement homes – Chelsey Park, Henley Place LTC Residence, Middlesex Terrace, Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care, Parkwood Institute for Mental Health Care, and Westmount Gardens.

Six new cases were reported Saturday in Elgin and Oxford counties, according to Southwestern Public Health. The latest cases bring the total case count up to 2,424.

Provincially, Ontario health officials recorded 1,300 new cases on Saturday, up from 1,076 the previous day. Ontario has now has a total of 284,887 cases.