London-Middlesex records 161 new COVID-19 cases

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Health officials in London-Middlesex are reporting the largest daily COVID-19 case count in the region to date.

The Middlesex London Health Unit reported 161 new infections on Saturday. This marks the fourth straight day daily case numbers have been in the triple-digits.

Previously, the highest single-day case count reported was 148 cases on January 4.

The total case count in London-Middlesex is now at 8,267. There are 1,173 known active cases, up from 1,084 the previous day, and a total of 6,904 resolved cases.

There were no new deaths reported on Saturday, with the death toll remaining at 190.

There are no outbreaks at any local long-term care or retirement homes. Outbreaks continue at the Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care building, daycare centre Kidorable, and at five area schools – St. Anne’s Catholic School, Holy Rosary Catholic, Northridge Public, Riverbend Academy, and Sir Fredrick Banting Secondary.

There remain eight outbreaks at residences at Western University and its affiliates. The latest outbreak was confirmed Friday at a King’s University College student residence.

In Ontario, provincial health officials logged 3,813 additional cases of the virus on Saturday. The total number of cases in the province is now at 382,152 with 343,622 recoveries and 7,531 deaths.