COVID-19: Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 14 cases, death of man in his 70s
|globalnews.ca 20 Oct 2021 at 14:20|
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The Middlesex-London Health Unit ( MLHU ) reported 14 COVID-19 cases and one death on Wednesday.
The death involved a man in his 70s who was not associated with a long-term care or retirement home. Based on available data for the vaccination status of deceased individuals in the last six weeks, it’s believed the man was unvaccinated.
The region’s total case count has risen to 14,324, with 13,985 recoveries (an increase of 18), 95 active cases (a decrease of five) and 244 deaths.
The total number of cases involving a variant of concern stayed the same at 4,280. The breakdown of known variant cases is as follows:
There are also two cases listed using the old code numbers, one described as B.1.617 and another listed as B.1.617.3.
Further information can be found on the health unit’s summary of COVID-19 cases in Middlesex-London .
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is caring for nine inpatients with COVID-19 as of Wednesday, a decrease of one from Tuesday.
There are five or fewer inpatients in adult critical care or the intensive care unit.
There are five or fewer inpatients with COVID-19 in Children’s Hospital with five or fewer in pediatric critical care.
Five or fewer staff have currently tested positive for COVID-19.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London (SJHCL) reported one non-outbreak case involving a health-care worker.
As of Wednesday, there were no active outbreaks in the region involving long-term care homes, retirement homes or hospitals.
There is one active school outbreak at Our Lady of the Pillar Academy, declared Oct. 18.
A previously reported outbreak at Providence Reformed Collegiate, declared Oct. 14, is listed as over as of Oct. 19.