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2 deaths, 10 new COVID-19 cases in the London area Friday | CBC News

Recent developments:

  • Ontario is reporting 226 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths on Friday.
  • A man in his 50s and a man in his 60s have died with COVID-19 in Middlesex-London.
  • There are six people being treated for coronavirus-related illnesses at London hospitals.

What’s the latest situation for the London area?

The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 10 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths on Friday. The men who died with COVID-19, one in his 50s and another in this 60s, were both unvaccinated against the virus, according to the health unit.

There have now been five people who have died with COVID-19 this month. According to the health unit, all of the fatalities were people who were not vaccinated. There have been 231 deaths in Middlesex-London since the pandemic began.

Variant testing showed another 17 confirmations for the delta variant of concern. There have now been 110 cases linked to the delta variance since it was first confirmed in late May, accounting for nearly 17 per cent of positive cases.

There were eight recoveries posted Friday, with 55 known active cases in the region.

London Health Sciences Centre says they are caring for six patients with COVID-related illnesses, including five or fewer in critical care. Fewer than five staff members have currently tested positive for the virus and are isolating.

According to data from the MLHU, 83.3 per cent of people who have been hospitalized in the last six weeks were not vaccinated, while 8.3 per cent were partially vaccinated and another 8.3 per cent were within 14 days of getting their first dose.

Vaccination sites at the Western Fair District Agriplex and Caradoc Community Centre in Mount Brydges will be open over the long weekend for anyone looking for a first or eligible second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, visit the MLHU’s website here.

COVID-19 across the region and beyond

Southwestern Public Health is reporting four new COVID-19 cases for Elgin-Oxford and no deaths on Friday. There are 20 active cases in the region, according to the health unit.

Huron Perth Public Health posted no new cases of the virus and no deaths. There are five ongoing cases in the health region.

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