London-Middlesex sees 88 additional COVID-19 cases, one new death

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COVID-19 cases in the London area have dipped back into the double digits.

On Sunday, the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 88 new cases, down from 104 new cases the previous day.

There was however one new death logged on Sunday.

According to the health unit, Sunday’s death was a man in his 60s who was not associated with retirement or long-term care home. To date, 201 people have passed away in London-Middlesex.

There were also 98 new recoveries over the past 24 hours.

The region’s total case count is now at 10,575 with 945 known active cases.

Another five variant infections were identified for a total of 1,608. Of those, 1,601 are the B.1.1.7 strain that originated in the U.K. and seven are the P.1 variant from Brazil. There are 274 cases confirmed with a mutation-positive sample.

There remain no outbreaks at any local long-term care or retirement homes.

Outbreaks continue at Angels Daycares Komoka, London Bridge Rowntree Park Early Childhood Learning Centre while an outbreak at Miss B’s Childcare was declared over on Sunday.

There are also outbreaks at three area schools – Providence Reformed Collegiate, St, Andre Bessette Secondary School and St Francis School.

There were no changes to outbreaks at local university residences with the number remaining at three.

In Ontario, provincial health officials logged 3,732 additional cases of the virus on Sunday. The total number of cases in the province is now at 470,465 with 425,163 recoveries and 8,102 deaths.