18 new COVID-19 cases in the London area Friday, no deaths | CBC News

Recent developments:

What’s the latest situation for the London area?

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.

There were no COVID-related deaths reported for Middlesex-London this week. Two deaths reported last week were a woman in her 30s and a man in his 50s who were not vaccinces. There have been 235 deaths since the pandemic began.

The MLHU posted 15 recoveries on Friday, with 209 known active cases in the region. The rolling seven-day average of daily cases held steady at 21.

London Health Sciences Centre says it is treating nine patients with COVID-19-related illnesses. There are five or fewer patients in adult critical care and five or fewer patients with COVID-19 in the Children’s Hospital.

Five or fewer staff members at the hospital network have tested positive for the virus and are in quarantine.

First COVID-19 cases reported since back-to-school

The Thames Valley District School Board reported active cases of COVID-19 at two London schools, including Westfield Public School and College Avenue Secondary School.

The school board says a letter has been sent to only those families whose children were in close contact to an identified case. Only staff and students who came in close contact are being advised to stay home and quarantine for 14 days.

Last year, there were 470 COVID-19 cases in school and child care settings, including 208 in elementary school and 143 in high schools.

Here’s where the pop-up vaccination clinics are

The MLHU is hosting two pop-up vaccination clinics on Friday, including:

  • CF Masonville Place, first floor near mall entrance 3, available until 7 p.m.
  • Doses Till Dark on Richmond Row, parking lot at Richmond and Angel streets, available from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For a full list of pop-up walk-in clinics happening over the weekend, visit the MLHU’s website here. Vaccinations are also available at mass-vaccination site in London.

COVID-19 updates across the region

Southwestern Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and no new deaths. There are currently 41 known ongoing cases in Elgin-Oxford, including 12 in Woodstock and nine in St. Thomas.

Huron Perth Public Heath reported nine new COVID-19 cases and no deaths on Friday. There 30 known active cases in the region.

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