Ebene News – CA – COVID-19: 1 death, 97 new cases reported in London-Middlesex, according to health unit

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One new death and 97 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported in London and Middlesex, local health officials said on Wednesday, marking the biggest jump in one-day cases the region has seen in two months and half

The update comes as the region grapples with a growing third wave of the pandemic, in part due to an increase in cases involving worrying variants

The number of pandemic cases in the region stood at 7,091 as of Wednesday, of which 6,398 had been resolved, an increase of 33 from the previous day

The local COVID-19 death toll now stands at 188, after the health unit reported a death Wednesday for the second day in a row involving a man in his 80s who was not associated with long-term care or retirement Home

The health unit has reported at least 911 cases since the start of the month, of which about half, 454, have been reported just since Tuesday of last week March also saw at least 145 cases reported as having a positive screening variant

The region’s seven-day moving average is 6,028 as of Wednesday, up from 2,685 in the previous seven days

Of the 97 new cases reported on Wednesday, at least 87 are from London and eight from Middlesex County Two are location data pending

More than half of those infected, or about 54%, are under 30, according to health unit data

At least 27 are 19 or under, 26 in their twenties, 11 in their forties, 10 in their thirties, fifties and sixties and three in their sixties

Data on sources of exposure are pending or undetermined for 62 of the 97 new cases, while 13 are listed as due to close contact and 13 to outbreaks At least nine have no known link

At Monday’s press conference, Dr Chris Mackie, the region’s medical officer of health, noted that going red would not alone solve the region’s increasing number of cases.

“What we need is a drastic change in our attitudes and behavior regarding indoor gatherings,” he said. “We need to keep our gatherings outdoors. Stay out, s ‘please “

“I don’t care where he is or who he is with. Keep your gatherings outside,” he continued

The health unit reports that at least 157 of the region’s global cases have been screened and found to carry a peak genetic mutation corresponding to one or more of the three variants tracked by the province

Six more have undergone additional genomic sequencing and have been confirmed to involve the B117 variant, first detected in the UK

According to Public Health Ontario, the B117 variant of coronavirus has been associated only with the mutation of the spike N501Y gene, while the B1351 and P1 variants, first detected in South Africa and Brazil respectively, have been associated with advanced genetic mutations N501Y, K417N and E484K

As a result, the province now presumes that all cases that test positive for the N501Y mutation only involve the B117 variant and do not send them for further genomic sequencing

(In London-Middlesex, at least 144 cases tested positive for the N501Y mutation only, so most did not undergo genomic sequencing, meaning they are not reflected in the count of variants ” confirmed ‘from the MLHU It is not clear if they will be added at a later date)

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The health unit says at least nine cases tested positive for the peak N501Y and E484K gene mutations – two more than Tuesday – while four tested positive only for the E484K mutation. undergoing genomic sequencing

People under the age of 30 account for almost two-thirds of all local cases that tested positive for a peak gene mutation associated with a variant. At least 48 have involved people 19 years of age or younger, while 53 involved people in their twenties

Province-wide, variants of concern account for 67% of coronavirus infections in Ontario, according to latest brief released by the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table

Variants have a 63% increased risk of hospitalization, a 103% increased risk of ICU admission, and a 56% increased risk of death from COVID-19, the brief says

At least 6,196 cases have been confirmed in the City of London since the start of the pandemic, while 275 have occurred at the Middlesex Center

Elsewhere, 231 cases have occurred in Strathroy-Caradoc, 102 in Thames Center, 60 in Lucan Biddulph, 43 in Southwest Middlesex, 41 in North Middlesex, 14 in Adelaide Metcalfe and two in Newbury

Eighteen COVID-19 patients were listed as being taken care of by the London Health Sciences Center on Wednesday, an increase of three from the previous day

At least nine LHSC staff are currently HIV positive, an increase of two from the previous day, the organization said

At St Joseph’s Health Care London, meanwhile, no COVID-19 patients are listed as being taken care of by St Joseph Hospital

On Wednesday, the organization reported that six cases unrelated to an outbreak of staff were active as well as two new cases linked to an outbreak – one involving a patient and the other involving a staff member An epidemic was declared Tuesday evening in the mental health care building of the Parkwood Institute

Province-wide, there are now more COVID-19 patients in Ontario intensive care units than at any time during the pandemic, according to a new report from Critical Care Service Ontario

Numbers show more young people ending up in hospital The number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs under the age of 60 is about 50% higher than it was when the lockdown began , according to a brief released earlier this week by the province’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table

The brief also revealed that the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Ontario is more than 21% higher than at the start of the December lockdown

The increase in hospitalizations is largely linked to the increase in the number of cases involving more contagious variants of concern

A new institutional epidemic has been declared and one has been resolved, the health unit said on Wednesday

The new outbreak was declared Tuesday evening in the mental health care building of the Parkwood Institute in the G5 area St Joseph’s Health Care London reports that there are two cases linked to outbreaks within their organization, one involving a patient and the other involving a staff member The Parkwood outbreak is its only active epidemic

The resolved epidemic, meanwhile, had been located at Glendale Crossing in its Brighton area The outbreak was declared on March 11

As of Wednesday, three institutional outbreaks were still active in the area, including one at the Henley Place long-term care residence (Victoria unit), one in Kensington Village (LTC – first floor) and the outbreak in Parkwood

Elsewhere, non-institutional outbreak remains active in city jail The Elgin-Middlesex Detention Center outbreak was declared on January 18 and has been linked to at least 30 inmates and 29 staff cases

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At least one inmate case was listed as active at the prison on Monday, provincial data showed Similar information was not immediately available for staff records

Non-institutional outbreaks are also active in three separate student residences at Western University One was declared Tuesday evening

The case was reported on Tuesday evening by the Thames Valley District School Board at Northridge Public School in London

He is part of at least 15 active school cases in London-Middlesex, according to health unit A full list can be found on the MLHU website

Outbreaks remain active at two schools – Riverbend Academy and Woodland Heights Public School Both had one active case each Wednesday

Health officials say at least 246 cases have been reported in local elementary and secondary schools, while 29 have been reported in child care and early childhood facilities

Two cases were listed as active in daycares / early childhood services on Wednesday, one at Little Acorns Early Childhood Learning Center – London Bridge and one at London Children’s Connection – Mountsfield before and after school

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At the postsecondary level, officials at Western University are implementing tougher security measures to curb rise in campus cases

At least three outbreaks are currently active in student residences, while another separate outbreak in the community is active and has been linked to a rally or gatherings involving business students

A student residence epidemic, declared on March 2 at Essex Hall, was declared over on Tuesday, the same day health officials declared a new outbreak at the university’s Elgin Hall Ontario Hall and Saugeen-Maitland Hall are the other affected residences

In total, the five recent outbreaks have been linked to more than 43 cases, judging by the initial number of cases The figure is probably higher now

In response, the university requires everyone on campus to wear a non-medical three-layer mask indoors and in the presence of other people

Residence students are now required to wear face masks at all times outside of their rooms, and campus staff are required to wear a face shield if working within six feet of each other. others with eye protection

Western officials are also facing an unknown number of cases involving staff in the university’s facilities management division, according to an internal memo obtained by Global News Affected staff work in “FM Operations and Stores” , according to the memo

“In addition, many people have been reported as close contacts and need to be quarantined. We need to focus on the health and safety of our staff and stop this spread,” the memo reads

“As a result, we have made the dramatic decision to temporarily send all FM operations personnel home from today until Monday April 5th.”

The memo does not state how many staff have tested positive, but it does note that a confirmed case has also been reported involving a member of the separate building services department

Vaccine eligibility opened on Wednesday to more priority groups, including adults 16 and older with certain health conditions the province deemed to be most at risk, and residents and the staff in high-risk collective living environments

This comes days after members of the general population aged 70 to 74 became eligible to receive an injection Those who turn 70 this year are also eligible

In addition, the health unit says vaccination appointments are now taken for three weeks instead of just two, adding thousands of additional time slots to the booking system

The health unit says that starting Wednesday, the following additional groups are now eligible for vaccination:

Eligible residents are welcome to visit covidvaccinelmca or call 226-289-3560 to make an appointment Online appointments are encouraged due to high call volume New appointments are added daily around 7 pm, says health unit

About 78,380 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered locally as of March 28, most recent figures available About 13,600 doses were administered in the week of March 22

On Wednesday, the federal government announced that a new influenza vaccination facility will be built in Toronto to help build Canada’s bioproduction capacity

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne said the federal government will spend $ 415 million in partnership with Sanofi Pasteur Ltd and the government of Ontario to build the new facility by 2027

The federal government has said the new facility will be able to produce enough doses of vaccine to support the entire Canadian population within about six months of identifying a strain of pandemic influenza by the World Health Organization

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government will contribute $ 55 million to the project and Sanofi will provide more than $ 455 million

Canada’s ability to manufacture its own vaccines and personal protective equipment has been a burning issue throughout the pandemic

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The region’s two main assessment centers, located in Carling Heights and Oakridge Arena, remain open and operate by appointment

The Carling Heights site recorded an average of 429 daily visits between March 15 and 19, while Oakridge Arena registered an average of 346 visits

The region’s test positivity rate was 16 percent as of the week of March 14, up from 12 the week before

Ontario reports 2,333 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more virus-related deaths on Wednesday

Health Minister Christine Elliott said there were 785 new cases in Toronto, 433 in Peel Region and 222 in York Region

She also says there are 153 new cases in Hamilton, 124 in Ottawa and 120 in Durham region

There are 1,111 people hospitalized for COVID-19 in Ontario, 396 people are in intensive care and 252 are on a ventilator

Ontario says 89,873 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since Tuesday’s report So far, 2,192,253 doses of vaccine have been administered in the province

Eighteen new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the Elgin-Oxford area, Southwestern Public Health officials reported on Wednesday

They bring the number of pandemic cases in the region to 2,827, of which 2,666 have been resolved, an increase of 10 from the previous day At least 10 deaths have been reported, most recently Monday

Ninety-two cases were listed as active in the area on Wednesday Of these, 23 are in St Thomas, 18 are in Woodstock, 11 in Ingersoll and eight in Central Elgin The rest are located in 10 different municipalities

The number of cases that tested positive for a variant is 68, unchanged from the previous day At least 12 of the cases are active

Five of the cases have been confirmed to involve the B117 variant, first detected in the UK, while 62 others are presumed to involve the same variant as they tested positive only for the N501Y spike gene mutation

One case, which resolved, tested positive for mutations in spike genes N501Y and E484K The E484K mutation has been associated with B1351 and P1 variants, detected in South Africa and Brazil respectively An investigation is underway to determine the specific variant involved

As in London-Middlesex, vaccine eligibility has broadened to include adults 16 years and older with certain health conditions deemed by the province to be most at risk More information can be found at the health unit website

Eligible residents are invited to visit covidvaccinelmca or call 226-289-3560 (9 am to 7:30 pm) to make an appointment

The health unit says about 7,618 area residents have seen at least one dose, while 3,921 have been fully immunized as of March 20, the most recent figures available

At least three new school cases have been reported in the area, and a school in Woodstock has closed due to “significant exposure”

The Thames Valley District School Board has announced that the Woodstock Central Public School, which reported a new case on Tuesday evening, will be temporarily closed, with all students transitioning to full distance learning until the 19th at least April, after spring break

One case is listed as active at school at the end of Tuesday, but the school board says the closure is “due to significant exposure and the high number of students and staff required to put in quarantine”

Elsewhere, one new case has been reported to Central Elgin Collegiate Institute and one to Winchester Street Public School

At least 12 school cases are listed as active in the region by the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board

The health unit says a total of 594 cases were reported in Woodstock during the pandemic, while 466 were in St Thomas, 465 in Aylmer and 348 in Tillsonburg

Elsewhere, 207 cases have occurred in Norwich, 164 in Bayham, 138 in Ingersoll, 117 in East Zorra-Tavistock, 67 in Central Elgin, 60 in Blandford-Blenheim, 57 in Zorra, 55 in South-West Oxford, 27 in Dutton / Dunwich, 25 in Southwold, 23 in West Elgin and 13 in Malahide

The region’s test positivity rate was 20% as of the week of March 21, up from 16 the week before and 12 the week before

A new case of coronavirus was reported in the Huron-Perth area on Wednesday by local health officials

The number of pandemic cases in the region stands at 1,417, of which 1,356 have been resolved, an increase from the previous day At least 50 deaths have been reported, most recently on March 1

Details of cutting edge genetic mutations detected during the screening process were not immediately available None have yet undergone full genomic sequencing to determine a specific variant involved

Health unit says at least 18,124 doses have been administered in the Huron-Perth area as of March 29, most recent figures available Figure includes first and second doses

Vaccine eligibility broadened last week, as in other areas, to include adults aged 70 and over, and those who are 69 but turn 70 this year, Indigenous people 16 years and over and some religious leaders

Those wishing to make an appointment for vaccination are asked to do so through the health unit’s reservation website or by calling 1-833-753-2098

For more information on the local vaccination campaign and eligibility, see the HPPH website

The case was reported at St Mary’s Catholic Elementary School in Goderich on Wednesday, according to the school board

This is one of three cases currently active in local schools One case each is also active at Romeo Public School and one at St Michael Catholic Secondary School, both in Stratford

The outbreak was declared on Saturday at Ritz Lutheran Villa, a long-term care home in West Perth

In a statement on Wednesday, the facility said the case involved a fully vaccinated staff member who had shown mild symptoms

Further tests on residents, staff and essential caregivers resulted in a positive case in a fully vaccinated resident who did not show symptoms Subsequent tests came back negative

At least 564 cases have been reported in Perth County, including 349 in North Perth and 138 in Perth East, while at least 463 have been reported in Huron County, including 104 in southern Huron and 101 in Huron East

The region’s test positivity rate was 05 percent as of the week of March 14, up from 08 the week before Updated numbers are expected this week

This brings the number of pandemic cases in the region to 2,835, of which 2,606 have been resolved, an increase of 21 from the previous day At least 50 deaths have been reported from COVID-19, most recently Tuesday

At least 179 cases are active in the region, including seven listed as being supported by Bluewater Health, a figure unchanged from the previous day

At least 23 other cases were selected for a positive variant, which means they were detected to have one or more peak genetic mutations associated with a known variant of concern

To date, at least 122 cases have been reported that have been screened for positive variants, but it is not known which peak genetic mutation (s) have been detected None yet completed its full genomic sequencing to confirm a particular coronavirus variant

At least 23,042 doses of the vaccine were given in Lambton County on Tuesday, according to a health unit update

The health unit opened eligibility for people aged 70 to 74 this week A home caregiver who resides in the same household and a home caregiver of an adult receiving chronic home care are also eligible

Pre-registration has also been opened to certain groups identified as part of phase 2 of the three-phase vaccination rollout in the province

These groups include elementary and secondary school staff; licensed babysitters and foster care workers; police, firefighters, compliance, funerals, special constables and other workers responding to critical events; food industry workers; farmers; and those with enforcement, inspection and compliance roles; among others

Health officials say those who pre-register will see an email invitation to make an appointment through the province’s reservation system

“The City of Sarnia is working closely with Lambton Public Health to build a supplemental mass vaccination clinic at Clearwater Arena this week,” reads an update from the health unit

Those eligible to make an appointment for a vaccine are asked to visit the health unit’s online vaccines page or call 519-383-8331

At least two new school cases were reported on Wednesday, one located at High Park Public School and the other at St Patrick’s Catholic High School

The two cases are among dozens that remain active in local schools, according to figures available from the Lambton-Kent District School Board and St Clair District Catholic School Board

A school outbreak has been resolved The outbreak was localized to Holy Trinity Catholic School and was declared on March 16 It was linked to three cases Wednesday saw the last active case at the school marked as resolved

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Elsewhere, outbreaks remain at LKDSB Virtual Learning Primary School – Petrolia (two cases), North Lambton Secondary School (13 cases) and St Patrick’s Catholic High School (two cases)

Elsewhere, four workplace outbreaks are active Names and locations of workplaces have not been made public

Outbreaks are linked to between four and six cases each, with the most recent being reported on Monday

Health unit says the county’s test positivity rate was 33 percent as of the week of March 21, down from 37 the week before

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