Move in: Hospitalize – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccination and testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
In total, there were 14,734 cases, of which 127 were active (down 2 people), 14,357 recovered (up 18 people) and 250 deaths (no change).
The latest death was reported Saturday and involved a man in his 90s who was not in long-term care or in a retirement home. MLHU said the man was fully vaccinated, but could not say if he had underlying illnesses due to privacy concerns.
Information on local variation of the data of interest can be found by visiting the medical unit’s summary of COVID-19 cases on the Middlesex-London page and clicking the “Case Status” tab .
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On Friday, the London Medical Science Center was caring for 19 inpatients with COVID-19. Eight people were in adult critical care or the intensive care unit.
There are five or fewer inpatients with COVID-19 at LHSC Children’s Hospital with five or fewer children in critical care.
Five or fewer employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London has reported three non-outbreak cases involving healthcare workers.
MLHU is reporting an institutional outbreak at the Richmond Woods retirement home. A facility-wide outbreak was declared on November 9.
The epidemic is also breaking out in the following schools:
- Mary Wright School, announced November 17
- Notre Dame Catholic School, proclaimed November 10
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The following schools have active cases associated with them, according to MLHU:
- Kensal Park French Enrollment Public School (one case)
- Mary Wright Public School (four cases)
- Notre Dame Catholic School (two cases)
- Oakridge High School (one case)
- Rick Hansen Public Schools (one case)
- Catholic School St. Mark (one case)
- Kidzone Day Care Center (one case)
- Sir John A. Macdonald YMCA Childcare (one case)
The health unit said at least 246 cases have been reported since the start of the school year involving primary and secondary schools, as well as child and infant care centers.
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Vaccination and testing
The latest vaccination update is on November 13.
As of the end of November 13, 89.7% of residents 12 years of age and older had received at least one dose while 86.7% were fully vaccinated, up from 89.5% and 86.2% respectively. response a week before.
As of October 9, unvaccinated individuals accounted for 52.4% of all cases (242 out of 464) and 62.5% of all hospital admissions (six out of 11).
Of the eight COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past six weeks, five involved the unvaccinated, one involved the partially vaccinated, and two involved fully vaccinated person.
On the medical unit’s website, people can find information about pop-up clinics, mass vaccination clinics and pharmacies. Guidance for anyone going to vaccinate outside the province or abroad; support means of transport for those in need; and more.
Anyone who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can find information about the locations of testing points on the medical unit’s website.
The latest COVID-19 test positive rate in the region was 1.2% for the week of November 7, up from 1.0% for the week of October 31.
Ontario reported 741 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 611,691.
The death toll in the province rose to 9,967 as three more deaths were reported.
Meanwhile, 596,259 Ontario residents are reported to have recovered from COVID-19.
Active cases in Ontario now stand at 5,465 – up from the previous day’s 5,317.
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As of 8 p.m. Saturday, 11,404 vaccines (4,059 for the first dose and 7,345 for the second) had been administered on the last day.
More than 11.2 million people were fully immunized with two doses, representing 85.9% of the eligible population (12 years of age and older). The first dose coverage rate was 88.9%.
The government said 29,799 tests were processed in the previous 24 hours. There are 6,884 tests currently under investigation.
Test positivity reached 2.6% on Sunday.
Elgin and Oxford
On Friday, Southwestern Public Health reported:
- Total 5,094 cases
- 157 active cases
- 4,842 cases resolved
- 95 dead so far
You can find more details on the SWPH COVID-19 dashboard.
The most recent death reported was on November 9 and involved a woman in her 50s from Elgin County. This is the fourth death reported within two weeks.
Of the 157 active cases in the area, 95 are in Elgin County (including 38 in Aylmer, 27 in St. Thomas and 24 in Bayham) and 62 in Oxford County (including including 32 cases in Woodstock and 23 cases in Tillsonburg).
SWPH did not disclose the vaccination status of individuals but told Global News on November 9 that about 78% of active cases at the time involved people who were not fully vaccinated.
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Sixteen people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and seven in the ICU as of Friday.
SWPH is reporting an outbreak at Aylmer Retirement Residence involving seven resident cases and one employee case.
General Hospital St. Thomas Elgin said on November 12 that the hospital was already at critical care readiness and overall overcapacity due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases. SWPH announced on November 16 that it anticipates announcing new health measures within a week.
Information on school cases can be found on the websites of the Thames Valley School Board and the London County Catholic School Board.
The region’s testing positivity rate was 5.8% for the week of November 7, up from 5.1% for the week of October 31.
As of November 16, 84.3% of children 12 years of age and older in the region were fully immunized while 87.1% had received at least one dose.
Information on where and how to vaccinate can be found on the health unit’s website.
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Huron and Perth
On Friday, Huron Perth Public Health reported:
- Total 2,479 cases
- 45 active cases
- 2,365 recovery times
- 69 dead so far
The most recent death was reported on November 16, HPPH also reported a death on November 15.
Of the 45 active cases, eight have been reported in Perth East and in Stratford. The full case count by city can be found on the health unit’s dashboard.
There have been two people hospitalized with COVID-19 and no cases involving healthcare workers, as of Friday.
HPPH reported an outbreak involving an unspecified workplace, although there was no long-term care home, retirement home or hospital outbreak on Friday.
An outbreak at Milverton Public Schools in Perth East announced on October 27 and involved one staff case and 16 student cases have been resolved.
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School case data can be found on the websites of the Avon-Maitland School Board and the Huron-Perth Catholic School Board websites.
The region’s testing positivity rate was 3.2% for the week of November 12, up from 2.7% for the week of October 31.
The HPPH vaccine panel shows that as of November 14, 82.7% of children 12 years of age and older were fully immunized while 85.4% received at least one dose.
Information on how and where to get the vaccine can be found on the health unit’s website.
Sarnia and Lambton
On Sunday, Lambton Public Health (LPH) reported:
- 4,316 total cases (up eight)
- 40 active instances (no change)
- 4,202 resolved cases (an increase of eight cases)
- 74 deaths (unchanged)
LPH’s last reported death was on November 17, involving a person in his 80s who passed away in hospital. No further information provided.
LPH does not update details on weekends.
On Friday, six COVID-19 patients were in the care of Bluewater Health.
LPH has reported four active outbreaks as of Friday:
- Brigden Public Schools, announced Nov. 4 and involved eight cases
- Bluewater Health Hospital, announced Nov. 18 and involved fewer than five patient cases and fewer than five staff cases
- a workplace outbreak was declared on October 31, involving four cases
- a workplace outbreak was declared on November 9, involving three cases
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An earlier outbreak involving Bluewater Health, declared on November 5, involving fewer than five patient cases and fewer than five employee cases was listed as more than on November 18. .
All active cases at Lambton Kent County School Board schools can be found online, as well as cases at St. Clair.
The test positivity rate for the week of November 7 was 2.2%, down from 3.8% the previous week.
Among people 12 years of age and older in the region, 81.3% are fully vaccinated and 84.1% have had at least one dose.
People can book and reschedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments or find information about vaccines available at pharmacies through the health unit’s registration page. People can also call the vaccine service center at 226-254-8222.
Those who are short-term immunized are encouraged to sign up for Lambton Public Health’s Daily Vaccine Prophylaxis List.
—With files from Global News ‘Jacquelyn LeBel, Sawyer Bogdan and Jessica Patton
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