55 additional COVID-19 cases in London-area

COVID-19 Vaccinations. Photo courtesy of CKPH.

Daily COVID-19 case counts in London-Middlesex remain in the double-digits.

According to The Middlesex London Health Unit, there were 55 new infections recorded on Saturday.

It is the sixth consecutive day this week that the Middlesex London Health Unit has logged a daily double-digit increase, after several weeks of triple-digit increases.

Since the pandemic began, a total of 11,548 cases have been reported in the London area.

Meanwhile, 92 additional recoveries were also recorded on Saturday. So far, 10,581 individuals in the London-area have recovered from the virus and the number of known active cases is currently at 755, down from 791 on Friday.

Another 40 variant infections were identified for a total of 2,455. There are 293 cases confirmed with a mutation-positive sample.

There were no new deaths reported on Saturday, with the number remaining at 212.

There were also no changes to the number of outbreaks locally. There are four ongoing outbreaks at area seniors’ facilities – Dearness Home, Kensington Village, Kensington Village Retirement, and McGarrell Place. There is also an outbreak at a local child care centre.

Meanwhile, the local health unit celebrated a milestone on Saturday by announcing that 200,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in London-Middlesex so far.

Across Ontario, provincial health officials reported 2,584 new cases on Saturday, 24 more deaths and 3,063 additional recoveries. Currently, there are 1,546 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province. As of Friday night, the province had administered over 6.9 million doses of the vaccine.

According to Health Minister Christine Elliot, the province also celebrated a milestone on Friday by recorded a new record of over 150,000 vaccines administered in a single day.