November 15, 2022 at 12:43 am
Five additional deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in London and Middlesex over the past week.
A man in his 80s and four women (two in their 80s and two in their 90s) have died from the virus since this time last week, Middlesex London Health confirmed on Tuesday. Only two women in their 90s had links to long-term care homes. Eleven people have died from COVID-19 so far this month. The latest deaths bring the local death toll to 482.
An additional 203 new cases were recorded in the region in the past seven days. Since the provincial government limited eligibility for PCR testing in late December, the health department is only updating its COVID-19 dashboard once a week, and the daily case tally is believed to underestimate community transmission. The total number of local confirmed cases since March 2020 now stands at 45,643, according to the health department.
There are now 421 known active cases in the region, down 151 since last Tuesday.
London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) has confirmed that 64 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated, unchanged since last week.
Of those currently hospitalized, 13 are being treated for COVID-19 and 51 are being treated for other illnesses but have also tested positive.
There are currently no more than 5 COVID-infected patients listed in the ICU. Children’s Hospital has five or fewer hospitalized patients with the virus, however, none are listed in pediatric intensive care.
The number of hospital employees infected with COVID-19 has dropped significantly. The LHSC said it had 35 infected staff, 40 fewer than last week.
Two secondary COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred at two LHSC hospitals. One is in the U9 Orthopedic Unit at University Hospitals and the other is in the B7-100 Mental Health Unit at Victoria Hospital.
For COVID-19, in addition to influenza and other respiratory illnesses such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the spread of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Masks are re-wearing in public places. Moore did not issue a mask mandate.