London, Ont. –
The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and no new deaths.
Over the weekend, the MLHU recorded 49 new cases on Saturday and 30 on Sunday. No new deaths were reported during these two days. The death toll from the virus remains at 232.
In a virtual press conference, MLHU Deputy Medical Officer of Health Dr Alex Summers explained that many cases arise from activities where there is close contact and unvaccinated people.
“Nightclubs and bars remain in higher risk activities, and I strongly advise anyone who is not vaccinated to attend any of these events. We are also seeing transmission among sports teams, with pockets. transmission among basketball and football teams, as well as a lare epidemic in a hockey camp. “
The total number of cases for the region now stands at 13,180 with 12,709 resolved, leaving 239 active cases.
There are 3,722 cases involving a variant of concern and 174 cases of the highly contagious Delta variant in the region.
Summers also encourages employers to consider mandatory vaccination policies for all in-person activities.
âI want to critically emphasize that getting vaccinated is the most important thing you can do for yourself, your family and those around you, and especially for those under 12 in our community who are not. cannot currently be vaccinated. “
Two vaccination clinics in recent days, Doses Till Dark and another organized in cooperation with Pride London, have seen 175 people vaccinated, more than 40% of whom received their first dose.
During this time, Ontario recorded 639 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, marking the fourth day in a row that daily infections have exceeded the 600 threshold.
The new cases mark a decrease from the 722 infections reported on Sunday, 689 on Saturday and 650 cases on Friday.
REGIONAL NUMBER OF COVID-19
Here are the latest issues available from other local public health authorities:
- Elgin-Oxford – 18 active, 4,053 total, 3,937 resolved, 84 deaths, 964 variants
- Gray-Bruce – six new, 32 active, 2,229 total, 2,171 resolved, 20 deaths
- Haldimand-Norfolk – 14 new, 31 active, 2,795 total, 2,710 resolved, 48 deaths
- Huron-Perth – eight new, 16 active, 1,993 total, 1,920 resolved, 57 deaths, 371 variants
- Sarnia-Lambton – ten new, 18 active, 3,674 total, 3,588 resolved, 68 deaths